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Jon Gruden returns to sideline for Raiders

"Chucky" is back on the sideline at the Coliseum.

Jon Gruden makes his return for the Oakland Raiders when they host the Detroit Lions in their exhibition debut on Friday night.

Gruden last coached a home contest in Oakland on Jan. 12, 2001, when the Raiders beat the Jets 38-24 in a playoff game. Oakland lost the "Tuck Rule" game in New England the following week and Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay after the season, where he won the 2002 NFL title.

Now he's back for a second stint in Oakland after spending the past nine seasons as a TV analyst for ESPN.

"I'm looking forward to it bigtime," he said. "I've got some things...

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