Jason LaCanfora is either going to end up being a Tennessee Titans prophet or the biggest joke ever among Titans fans. Today he has a report that the Titans will woo Jon Gruden when Ken Whisenhunt ends up getting fired. This line from the report is pure gold:
Gruden has strong family ties to Tennessee and he was courted heavily by the University of Tennessee a few years back.
Before the University of Tennessee hired Butch Jones, 95% of their fans were 100% convinced that Jon Gruden was going to be their coach. They said things like:
HIS WIFE WAS A CHEERLEADER AT UT!!!11 HE WAS A GRAD ASSISTANT THERE. HOW COULD HE NOT COME COACH HERE?!?!??!1
GRUDEN OWNS LAND IN EAST TENNESSEE. I AM HEARING THAT THE DEAL IS ALREADY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
It was sports talk radio gold.
Gruden did love Mariota in all of the stuff leading up to the draft. To be fair, he has loved every quarterback he has talked to pre-draft, but he seemed to have a special affection for Mariota.
Gruden isn't going to be the next coach here, but radio shows will be a lot of fun for a while once the Titans decide to move on from The Whiz.