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The greatest Jon Gruden rumor ever

Thearon W. Henderson

Is Jon Gruden headed to Tennessee? Only if the Cleveland Browns say yes! Wait, what?

I don't know why, but any story that has a headline leading with "News Channel 3" automatically makes me think it is made up. With that disclaimer out of the way, let's dive in: Jon Gruden reportedly has a contract offer to become the new head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, this according to WREG in Memphis. But wait, there's a twist!

Apparently, to lure him to Knoxville, Tennessee is prepared to offer Gruden a partial ownership stake in the ... Cleveland Browns. WREG has the details:

Part of the offer is Gruden getting a piece of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, who were recently bought by Jim Haslam, one of UT's biggest boosters who played on the Vols' national championship teams in the early fifties. He's also the father of Tennessee governor Bill Haslam.

Well, it's at least a new and interesting idea, Tennessee! Could anything get in the way?

Also, Gruden's already denying it.

Update: So are the Browns.

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