Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders

Jon Gruden returning to Oakland to coach Raiders

Which is what led to ESPN play-by-play man Sean McDonough's attempt at bidding Gruden, an analyst with the network, a classy farewell before their call of the Tennessee Titans-Kansas City Chiefs wild-card game Saturday afternoon. Gruden, who has been off the sidelines for nine years, is breaking records with a $100 million contract for 10 years.

The Raiders officially announced Gruden will be their new head coach shortly after the game.

Gruden's $100 million contract with the Raiders is the largest in National Football League history.

The announcement comes almost 20 years to the day when Gruden was first introduced as the Raiders' coach. Good luck with the Oakland Raiders.

Gruden's ESPN broadcast partner Sean McDonough congratulated him during the broadcast but Gruden said "Nothing's official".

From 1998 to 2001, Jon Gruden coached the Raiders and in four seasons.

He last coached with the Buccaneers, with whom he won Super Bowl XXXVII - beating the Raiders 48-21.

The Raiders were in need of a coach after they chose to part ways with Jack Del Rio.

The Buccaneers went 12-4 in his first season and finished 57-55 with three playoff appearances in Gruden's seven seasons. You might be familiar with "Gruden's QB Camp", which was as segment on ESPN where Gruden would interview college quarterbacks entering the NFL Draft.

"There's a great legacy on 'Monday Night Football, ' " McDonough said.

Gruden has not coached since 2008 and has been working as an National Football League television analyst for the last nine years.