Jon Gruden has grown used to addressing rumors about his potential return to coaching, and the latest comments the ESPN broadcaster made on the topic will do nothing to cool the annual speculation.
Tony Paul, a Knoxville native, wrote and performed "Jon Gruden Went Down to Knoxville", a parody of the Charlie Daniels classic about the devil and that state down south.
In an appearance on "Mike & Mike" Wednesday morning, Gruden was asked about reports linking him to National Football League and collegiate coaching jobs.
"I haven't talked to anybody", Gruden said.
"I just love football and am trying to hang on to the job I have", Gruden added. I don't know what's going to happen in the future. "I love "Monday Night Football" and don't plan on leaving but, as you know in life, you never say never to nothing".
However, Gruden got his coaching start as a graduate assistant at Tennessee in the mid-1980s.
Gruden, 54, has not coached since being fired by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2008 season. His wife, Cindy, is a former Volunteers cheerleader and his middle son, Michael, is a student at the university.