Jon Gruden hasn't been the Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders for long, but the news has noticeably shaken the sports universe.
Tom Cable, at the helm from 2008 to 2010, reportedly has returned to the franchise as its offensive line coach. He spent the past seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks as their assistant head coach/offensive line coach before being dismissed this month. This comes after Schefter reported the 10-year, $100 million contract Oakland gave Gruden was the longest coaching deal in National Football League history.
It was a special day, as hordes of media members, and north of 50 Raiders alumni filled up the team's performance, center anxious to see the newest leader of the coaching staff.
Hurting his team's case even more, Davis acknowledged that he likely would not have fired Del Rio if Gruden were not going to be the next head coach of the Raiders.
Cable returning to the Raiders seemed highly unlikely after late owner Al Davis detailed Cable's misgivings in a post-firing press conference.
NFL Network reported his hiring Saturday morning.
Cable's tenure included allegations of physical abuse.
The Raiders finished 8-8 in Cable's final season.
He occupied that role in Oakland from 2007 until he assumed the head coach role when Lane Kiffin was sacked five games into the 2008 season. Davis docked $120,000 of pay from Cable's contact over the final six games of his tenure amid legal fees. The Raiders retained him after a 4-8 finish, and they went 5-11 and then 8-8 during the next two years of his tenure.
This offseason, the Raiders have a decision to make with Marshawn Lynch. They were in Seattle together from 2011 to 2015. The next Tuesday, Gruden was hired and signed his contract.
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith recently chimed in on the subject and gave what he thinks is a reasonable timeline for Gruden to win a Super Bowl with the Raiders.