Gruden, Turner have coached previously

Updated: January 7, 2005, 4:15 PM ET
Associated Press

MOBILE, Ala. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden and Norv Turner of the Oakland Raiders will coach in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 29.

Gruden and the Buccaneers staff will lead the South team, while Turner and his coaches will lead the North in a game that features top NFL prospects.

"The Senior Bowl is very beneficial, especially when it comes to spending time with the players," Gruden said Thursday. "During our last experience in 1999, we were able to get some great players on our team after having hands-on experience."

Both Gruden and Turner have coached in the Senior Bowl before -- Gruden in 1999 and Turner the previous two years.

The NFL selects the coaching staffs for the game.


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