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Gruden to Notre Dame?
HAYES’ TAKE: I know Jon Gruden. I covered him when he was with the Raiders. I think the Notre Dame job does hold some interest for him. There’s one problem, however, at least as I see it: Gruden doesn’t have the temperament for the college game. He’s too intense, too much of a grinder, too much of a 3 a.m. to Midnight man to be able to tolerate rules limiting how much coaches can work with college players. Charlie Weis has said that’s the biggest difference between coaching in college and in the NFL. You can only coach players for 20 hours per week in college while that time is unlimited in the NFL. I just don’t see Gruden being able to limit his contact with players to 20 hours a week. Maybe I’m wrong. Based on what I know about Gruden, however, that alone would make Notre Dame — or any college job — a poor fit.