JON GRUDEN JOINS NFL NETWORK’S EXCLUSIVE 2009 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE COVERAGE
Super Bowl Winning Coach Debuts on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” Thursday, February 19
NFL Network’s 25 Hours of Combine Coverage Kicks off Thursday afternoon
One of the premier coaches in the NFL, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden joins NFL Network as an analyst this week for the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Network executive producer Eric Weinberger announced today. Gruden will make his debut on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access at the 2009 Scouting Combine Presented by Under Armour Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM ET and contribute analysis through Monday, February 23.
“Coach Gruden is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining people in the NFL and we are fortunate that he will be joining our team of analysts at the Combine,” said Weinberger. “With the addition of Coach Gruden we continue to grow our coverage to give fans the most comprehensive preview of the 2009 NFL Draft.”
Gruden spent the past seven seasons as the head coach of the Tama Bay Buccaneers leading the franchise to its first Super Bowl title with a win over Oakland in Super Bowl XXXVII. Gruden is the second-youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl (Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh). He led the Bucs to three division championships and combined with his previous head coaching experience with the Oakland Raiders, Gruden’s teams have won five division titles.
NFL Network will provide 25 hours of exclusive live 2009 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Under Armour programming in high definition Thursday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 PM ET through Wednesday, Feb. 25. NFL Network and NFL.com’s coverage of the NFL’s annual showcase of college football finest will feature 17 analysts, reporters and hosts following the workouts, interviews, press conferences and more.
NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the only network dedicated entirely to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log onto www.nfl.com. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.
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