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SportsCenter airs Gruden’s return to Raiders today at 3 ET

This afternoon, former ESPN MNF analyst Jon Gruden returns to coaching the Oakland Raiders.

This weekend, Jon Gruden officially signed off as ESPN’s Monday Night Football analyst after nine seasons. Since joining ESPN in 2009, the Super Bowl-winning coach called 144 MNF regular-season games and mentored 57 quarterbacks – including 17 regular NFL starters – as part of his annual Gruden’s QB Camp series.

Today, ESPN will air the one-hour SportsCenter Special: Raiders Introduce Jon Gruden program (3 p.m. ET) as he is officially unveiled as the new Oakland Raiders head coach. NFL Live’s Wendi Nix will host with analysts Louis Riddick, Damien Woody and Josina Anderson. Other contributors will include Adam Schefter and Keyshawn Johnson with Jim Trotter reporting from Oakland.

ESPN will also re-air the SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp episode from 2014 featuring current Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4 p.m., ESPN2). This May 2014 Front Row post features Carr’s thoughts on his Gruden QB Camp experiences as well as outtakes from the episode.

As Gruden transitions from the broadcast booth back to the NFL sidelines, ESPN’s MNF producer Jay Rothman reflects upon his impact on ESPN: