Mark Davis has been chasing Jon Gruden for six years

Kawakami Mark Davis goes in-depth on how he chased Jon Gruden for six years and how he finally got him

Gruden had been with ESPN since 2009 after his firing from the Buccaneers at the end of the 2008 National Football League season.

The Raiders famously traded Gruden to Tampa Bay in 2002, where he proceeded to beat Oakland in the Super Bowl.

After leading the Raiders to 8-8 records his first two years, Gruden helped the team reach the AFC title game following the 2000 season and got Oakland back into the playoffs the following season.

The Oakland Raiders officially named Jon Gruden their head coach on Sunday, and on Tuesday, held an introductory press conference.

This would not mark the first time the Raiders brought back a coach for a second stint.

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Beamer's 280 career victories rank 6th in FBS history and are the 13th most by a college football coach at any NCAA division. Beamer took over the Virginia Tech program in 1987 and led the Hokies to a BCS championship game appearance in 1999.

Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be allowed out of his contract to join Gruden, per Rapoport. It should be quite the scene today for Gruden's return. After Morton's playing career ended in 1997, he began working in the personnel department for Gruden's Raiders.

"How long I stay here will be determined by how well we play".

"I love the excitement and the thrill of competing". "I feel a lot of loyalty and I feel a lot of responsibility".

Added Gruden: "I've prepared to come back". "This is what I want to do, this is the organization that I want to be a part of and I'm all in". With that said, I've got a lot to prove, I know that. They have won 50 games since firing Gruden after the 2008 season. That deal was an obvious source of quizzing from the media, questions Gruden deftly deflected.

Gruden did not elaborate on whether he had final say in personnel decisions but said he would work closely with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. "He's young. He's in his prime", Gruden said of Carr.

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