Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden used an appearance at a weekend football camp in South Bend, Ind., to conduct a personal workout with Irish quarterback Brady Quinn, according to the South Bend Tribune.
But Gruden, who went to high school in South Bend, played quarterback at Dayton University and has an affinity for the position. He has also publicly said the position needs a big-time performer, one that can stabilize the position for the next decade. Tampa Bay has gone through a litany of starting quarterbacks since Gruden arrived in 2003. The Bucs used three different starters last year.
Quinn, whose value has now stabilized after an up-and-down period after the season, is considered the most NFL-ready quarterback in the draft.