Now we know the REAL reason Jon Gruden has apparently passed on the Tennessee coaching vacancy. How could he pass up the chance to be in the booth with Mike Tirico for the call of the Outback Bowl matchup between USC and Michigan? Okay, maybe that isn’t why, but regardless of the reason, if you tune into the game on television you will we get to see and hear “Chucky” analyzing the action.
This is the third year the Monday Night Football crew has done the Outback Bowl. According to the bowl reps, last year’s broadcast was one of the most watched of the bowl season. They are ecstatic to have Mr. Quarterback Camp and Fired Football Coaches Association president back in Raymond James Stadium.
“We think it’s terrific that Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico will be calling the action for this year’s Outback Bowl,” said Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay. “It’s truly an honor to have two of the best sports broadcasters in the business involved with this our 27th Bowl game in the Tampa Bay area. This is great for everyone involved with the Outback Bowl.”
This year’s Outback Bowl will kick off at 1:00 on New Year’s Day and be televised by ESPN.