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Turns out Lurie did talk to Gruden who told him there was no way he was leaving ESPN.

"There was talk this offseason that Jon Gruden could be lured to return to coaching with the Eagles. But Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie says that talk didnít come from Gruden himself.

In fact, Lurie said today that when he reached out to Gruden, Gruden told him in no uncertain terms that he will remain ESPNís Monday Night Football color commentator in 2013 and will not be a head coach.

ďJon made it clear that he was not coming back to the NFL this year,Ē Lurie said.

But while Lurie did not interview Gruden for the teamís head coaching vacancy, he did pick Grudenís brain: Lurie confirmed that he asked Grudenís opinion about Chip Kelly, and that Gruden told him he had attended an Oregon practice and came away impressed with the way Kelly runs his team.

Some day, Gruden may coach against Kelly in the NFL. But that day will not be in 2013. Gruden is staying in the booth."
Interesting. Thank you.
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