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Gruden extends deal with MNF

I had been thinking that Jon Gruden’s stint as a broadcaster was a one-year thing. I was sure Gruden would be back in coaching next year because I thought that’s what he loves most.

Looks like I might be totally wrong. ESPN announced this morning that Gruden has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to continue his role as an analyst on “Monday Night Football’’.

"Working with Mike [Tirico], Jaws (Ron Jaworski) and our entire 'Monday Night Football' team is the most fun I have had in years, and I am fired up to make this long-term commitment to ESPN," said Gruden. “'Monday Night Football' is special and I look forward to remaining a part of it and continuing to call these great games.”

The announcement also said Gruden will take on some additional duties, working for ESPN Radio for the Rose Bowl and Bowl Championship Series title game broadcasts.