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Monday December 30th, 2013

Jon Gruden went 95-81 in 11 seasons as an NFL head coach. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Former NFL coach Jon Gruden went 95-81 in 11 seasons with the Raiders and Bucs.  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden will be staying in the booth for the near future, ending any speculation that he will interview for one of the six open NFL head coaching jobs by saying he doesn't want to be considered for any positions.

Gruden, who hasn't coached since 2008 after being fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he is happy where he is and felt bad for coaches like former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier, who was fired after finishing the 2013 campaign 5-10-1.

"I don't want to be considered for any of these jobs," Gruden said to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I don't want to be considered for anything. There are plenty of good candidates out there. I'm just sick for the guys who can no longer coach their teams. ... I'm hoping to do the best I can to hang on to my job."
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