Report: Raiders 'in talks' with Gruden

Report: Raiders 'in talks' with Gruden
December 4, 2012, 6:30 pm
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Jon Gruden coached the Raiders to a 38-26 record from 1998-2001. (AP)

Raiders fans have been salivating over the potential -- yet unfounded -- return of Jon Gruden since he floated his intentions of returning to NFL sidelines as a coach on Nov. 8.

The "Bring back Chucky" movement received fuel Tuesday when CBSChicago.com reported that Gruden and the Raiders are "in talks to bring him back to Oakland."

Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001, compiling a 38-26 record and a 2-2 playoff mark. He led the Buccaneers a Super Bowl title in 2002 after leaving Oakland.

Gruden, 49, last coached in 2008 and has been broadcasting NFL games since 2009. He has been linked to the Philadelphia Eagles and, most recently, to the University of Tennessee.