Buckle up, folks, because if you are one of those people who love football commentary about the game of football and football players playing the game of football, you are going to be thrilled with the news that Jon Gruden will be joining his Monday Night Football cohort Mike Tirico in the booth to broadcast the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day on ABC. Being on hand to broadcast the game will mark the return of Gruden to Raymond James Stadium, his old stomping grounds when he coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And guess what? Jon Gruden loves it.
Via Tampa Bay Online:
“Mike Tirico and I love it, New Year’s Day, the Big Ten taking on the SEC at the Outback Bowl’s 25th anniversary game. One of the best bowl trips in the country, and the Big Ten and SEC will get after each other,” Gruden said in a statement from bowl organizers. “Mike and I can’t wait to be a part of everything.”
Oh, I bet he loves it. Here’s a guy, Jon Gruden, now here’s a guy whose engine gets revving at the mere thought of football games and getting the chance to talk football and football players in a football bowl game in a football stadium he once coached football in as a head football coach, especially when he gets to do so with his buddy Mike Tirico, who knows his football, too.
Gruden to broadcast Outback Bowl for ABC [Tampa Bay Online]