TAMPA, Fla. -- ESPN analyst Jon Gruden was doing homework on the University of Iowa football team Thursday at Jesuit High School.
Gruden, Mike Tirico, and Lisa Salters will call the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 between the Hawkeyes (8-4 overall) and No. 14 LSU (9-3). While he was doing research, he couldn't help but morph back to coach Gruden, who spent four seasons as head coach of the Oakland Raiders and seven with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
"I used to watch when (former Hawkeye defensive coordinator) Norm Parker was here running a stunt 4-3. I was a big fan of his since his Michigan State days," Gruden said. "How do you not like Iowa football?