Randy Shannon Fired: Will Jon Gruden Replace Him?

If Miami wants to replace Randy Shannon with someone who is diametrically opposed to his calm temperament, Jon Gruden wouldn't be a bad choice. But might the ESPN analyst actually be the guy in Miami?

That's what radio personality Lake Lewis is touting on Twitter at the moment, despite misspelling Gruden's first name:

Just got word from a credible source that the next coach at University of Miami is John Gruden. About 3 Million a year!

And Lewis claims his sourcing is sound, too:

My scoop on Gruden to UM is from a credible source I respect who is a former ESPN radio guy and also another scoop is a UM great. No lies here...

It's possible Lewis could have been misled. It's possible Miami's plans could change. It's possible that Miami could hire Gruden, who hasn't coached since being fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2008 season.

But it seems far too early for Miami to have a replacement for Shannon set in stone. He was fired less than 18 hours ago, and if Miami is going to have a comprehensive national search for a new coach, it will likely last much longer than that.

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