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Jon Gruden’s an Ohio guy. Born in Sandusky. Played college ball (barely, as he acknowledges) at Dayton. Football guys guy. His dad was an Ohio football guy and once coached at Fremont High School, about an hour southeast of Toledo. Jon once installed a Raiders offensive package for Charles Woodson called “Fremont.”
Of course Gruden was the perfect interview for Uncle BC. I live in this area where the Grudens have deep ties. I have Ohio questions for days. I even brought in Michigan Man Bellino (@ACBellino) from the growing BC Friday Show on Facebook to handle the hosting duties for this one because this will pretty much become a feather in his broadcasting career.
He’ll be using this forever.
What did we learn from Coach Gruden:
• Keep your tailgating simple. Cold Corona, burgers, good tunes
• Coach tells us why, in 1984, that he wanted to become the University of Michigan football coach
• We also learned how many pushups his son, Deuce, would need to spot him in a pushup contest
• And maybe my favorite nugget, we get a story about Coach Gruden climbing on a motel roof to watch a practice and what happened when the coach saw him up there