Gruden says he has no offer from Volunteers - CBS46 News

Gruden says he has no offer from Volunteers

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KNOXVILLE, TN (AP) -

   Former NFL coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden is denying a report by Memphis TV station WREG that he's received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers as part of a deal that includes becoming part owner of the NFL's Cleveland franchise.

   The Browns are owned by Jimmy Haslam, who happens to be the brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Their father, Jim, played on Tennessee's 1951 national championship team.

   Gruden told ESPN's "Mike & Mike In The Morning" show there is "no truth" to the report.

   Browns spokesman Neal Gulkis says the report is "completely erroneous."

   Tennessee is looking to replace Derek Dooley, who was fired on Nov. 18.

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