Redskins coach Jay Gruden spent Super Bowl Saturday attending a college basketball game

Yes, that was the Redskins coach sitting courtside for Dayton-George Mason. It's a family thing.

FAIRFAX -- Breaking news: This year's Super Bowl is taking place in San Francisco.

That's nowhere near Northern Virginia, which is where Redskins coach Jay Gruden spent Saturday night. It's a family thing.

While many NFL types decended on the Bay Area for corporate events, networking, league meetings or Sunday's game, Gruden attended an Atlantic 10 college basketball game between Dayton Flyers and George Mason. Gruden's son, Joey, is a walk-on for the No. 24 Flyers.

Coaching the Redskins all the way to the NFC East title was difficult. Watching his son's team represents another challenge.

"Yeah, it's tough," Gruden told Breaking Burgundy. "I've had a lot of great moments watching him play. I got to coach him growing up a little bit. We've spent a lot of time with him watching him, coaching him. We're thrilled he made the basketball team and I enjoy watching him."

Whether the father would actually get to watch the son play was in doubt. Joey only entered three previous games this season for a total of three minutes. 

But with Dayton cruising to a 98-64 win, Flyers coach Archie Miller cleared the bench for the final minute. Gruden entered and actually put up his first career shot, which he missed. Dad will probably rib his son for the errant shot, but a father's pride trumps all.

Here's the photographic proof of Jay inside Eagle Bank Arena.

Here's Joey entering and that's Jay acrosss the court in the front row far left.

Gruden also spoke with Breaking Burgundy about the offseason. Check back for that part of the conversation.

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