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Panthers May Look to Hire Jon Gruden’s Brother Jay as an Assistant


The Panthers may be on the verge of hiring a Gruden, but not the one everyone knows as a former Super Bowl winning coach from Tampa Bay.

Jay Gruden said Friday he’s a candidate for an assistant coach’s job in the NFL and could learn his fate as soon as today according to Tom Robison of the Virginian-Pilot.

“Maybe Sunday, or Monday,” said Gruden, 43, a former University of Louisville quarterback. “We’ll see how it goes.”

Gruden, an offensive assistant for the Buccaneers when his brother was their head coach, didn’t specify with which team he’d talked. But a UFL official said it was the Carolina Panthers, who hired Ron Rivera as head coach this week to replace John Fox.

It’s expected Gruden might be up for Carolina’s quarterbacks coach job, not the vacant offensive coordinator position. The Panthers could certainly use a quarterbacks coach to tutor young Jimmy Clausen.


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