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5 People We'd Rather See in the Monday Night Football Booth Than Jon Gruden
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Monday Night Football analyst isn't everyone's cup of tea in the broadcast booth.

The former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders (who used to cook at Hooters in the 80s) has his many fans and detractors.

Some people love his genuine enthusiasm for the game, while others tend to scoff at his effusive praise for the quarterbacks. His tendency to become immersed in cliche talk also annoys some, but that's the product of a business that practically runs on cliches.

While Gruden is locked up on ESPN for a while, every year around November and December he becomes the top candidate for just about any NFL and college opening available, especially high profile college jobs in the south. While two years ago it was the University of Miami rumored to be his landing spot, this season it's the University of Tennessee.

In both cases Gruden wound up turning down any overtures, but due to his relatively young age (he will be 50 at the start of the college and professional season next year) and his experience as a Super Bowl—winning coach, the cycle of teams and their fans clamoring for Chuckie will likely continue as long as their favorite college football program or NFL team needs a new head coach.

Of course, some people would like to see Jon Gruden replaced no matter what. Here's a list of some of the analysts that Gruden's detractors would rather see in the booth on Monday Night Football.

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