"I’m lucky to do a variety of sports and I’ve seen a lot of new analysts or first-time analysts come in,” Tirico said, "and I’ve never seen anybody bring the passion and the desire to be terrific at this the way Jon has.”
The trio, along with reporters Suzy Kolber and Michele Tafoya, will be at the new Cowboys Stadium to broadcast the Carolina-Dallas game at 7:30 p.m. Monday. It could be another close game; the series’ first three games have been decided by a total of nine points.
Even with his success in the booth, Gruden admitted to the media he already misses coaching and the "scoreboard telling you how you’re doing.” Don’t be surprised to see another coaching opportunity lure him back to the sidelines.
Editor's Note: The story originally said that Jon Gruden was a member of ABC's Monday Night Football team. Monday Night Football now airs on ESPN.