One day after firing Jack Del Rio, team ownership remains "confident" that Gruden, their former coach, will assume that position once again, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Gruden, however, is "being careful about doing so" while the Raiders go through the process of complying with the league-mandated Rooney Rule, according to Rapoport.
Rapoport, though, noted that Gruden is already focused on his second go-around with the Silver and Black, planning to call his own plays on offense and pursue Bengals coordinator Paul Guenther to run Oakland's defense. Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998 to 2001 before he was traded to the Buccaneers.
I can promise you, with extreme confidence, this won't be the last update on Gruden. He will be the most aggressively covered candidate -- and, eventually, coach -- in a thousand moons. Get ready.