5 Reasons Why Jon Gruden Should Get Texas Longhorns Head Coaching Job
Reasons Why Jon Gruden Should Get Texas Longhorns Coaching Job
The Texas Longhorns football head coaching job is one of the best in the country. A job like this doesn’t come around very often, but when it does it generates interest from the biggest names in the football coaching universe. It even generates interest from coaches that wouldn’t consider taking a job unless it was one they just couldn’t refuse. One such big-name coaching candidate that should be considered for the Longhorns opening is former NFL head coach and current ESPN broadcaster Jon Gruden.
Gruden, one of the more intense coaches we’ve seen in recent years, would bring a winning pedigree to a team that needs to remember they are still one of the elite programs in the country. Texas has the best of everything at it’s disposal, including all the talent that the football crazy state produces on a yearly basis. Gruden would be the perfect candidate to get the local fanbase excited about Texas football again.
Admittedly, it would take a lot to lure Gruden away from his comfortable perch at the World Wide Leader. He makes good money to talk about football, not to deal with the stress and pressure of actually trying to win football games on a consistent basis. So far he has been rumored to be connected to many jobs, mostly in the pros, but has stayed in the booth rather than heading back to the sidelines.
But, Texas might be just the kind of challenge a coach like Gruden craves. It’s different than anything he’s done before, and the experience of coaching in the college ranks could be a big draw for someone who has been a professional coach for the vast majority of his career.
These are the five reasons why Jon Gruden should get the Texas Longhorns head coaching job.
5. He Can Coach Quarterbacks
Gruden has spent the last few years making a mockery of the NFL draft with his quarterback camp interviews, or whatever those things are. But, it does show that he knows his stuff when it comes to the passing game.
4. He Can Handle The Pressure
Anyone who takes the Texas job will be immediately under pressure to win at the highest level. Gruden has experience in the NFL, particularly working under Al Davis, so he knows what it’s like to have pressure to win right away.
3. He Can Recruit
Chucky is one of the most intense personalities in all of sports, could you even imagine how convincing he would be in the living room of a five-star recruit?
2. He Can Motivate
One of the best talkers around, Gruden is even more adept at motivating players with his legendary facial expressions. So much of college football is getting young men to be motivated towards a team goal, and Gruden would be the best in the business.
1. He's A Big Name
Texas needs to make a splash with its coaching hire. It needs something that will make recruits remember that it is one of the top programs in the country. Luring Gruden out of the ESPN booth and back onto the sidelines will do just that.