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Sean McDonough emotional after Gruden's last ESPN game

07 January, 2018, 05:24 | Author: Carla Brady
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In leading off the telecast of Saturday afternoon's wild-card game between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough wasted no time revealing one of the worst-kept secrets in sports.

It's an emotional and bittersweet day for our "Monday Night Football" family as today as we say goodbye to coach Gruden after nine very distinguished years.

Unofficially, Jon Gruden has been the head coach of the Raiders since Jack Del Rio was sacked immediatley following Oakland's week 17 loss to the Chargers.

McDonough had congratulated him on his new job with the Raiders and said his goodbyes.

It had been reported from a number of media outlets that Gruden would return as coach and receive a formal introduction Tuesday during a news conference.




The Raiders touted Gruden's hire as "unfinished business" after Gruden went 38-26 in four seasons as the team's head coach from 1998-2001.

The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following the end of a disappointing six-win season.

Gruden reportedly will receive a 10-year contract worth $100 million.

Hours after the game, the Oakland Raiders made it official by sending out tweet and press release.

Gruden was traded to the Buccaneers and won the Super Bowl in his first season, beating the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII.

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