In response to a piece that ProFootballTalk.com posted earlier yesterday about three parcels of land in which Jon Gruden and his wife own in Jefferson County, Tennessee, Gruden was very forthcoming.
“My wife is from there, okay,” he said, according to our friends at Pewter Report. “I have three sons and we go there every year. The Smokey Mountains is someplace special to me. To be honest with you I don’t like seeing trees going down. I’m a conservative person that way. I like to protect those 30 acres, or whatever it is we have, 25 acres. I’d prefer to have more acres there to prevent anybody from building something there. There is nothing on that land except trees. There is nothing else to it. Hopefully you guys hold me true to my word.”
I know this speculation is going to continue until the season ends, but I am already tired of it. We had to deal with this garbage when the Notre Dame job opened up, and assholes like Nick Saban and Bobby Petrino have now caused these kinds of rumors to go on until the job in question is actually filled.