Ten top 2012 NFL Draft prospects set to participate, including Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor
Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden has mentored the likes of Andy Dalton, Cam Newton and Tim Tebow the past two years through his in-depth, one-on-one coaching sessions called Gruden’s QB Camp.
The SportsCenter specials have provided ESPN with groundbreaking and innovative content that gives fans a first-hand look inside the film room.
Gruden’s QB Camp is returning for a third season this spring.
Ten of the top quarterbacks in the 2012 NFL Draft class are scheduled to participate, including projected No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck of Stanford and Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III of Baylor. Others include: Kirk Cousins (Michigan State), Nick Foles (Arizona), Case Keenum (Houston), Kellen Moore (Boise State), Brock Osweiler (Arizona State), Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M), Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State), and Russell Wilson (Wisconsin).
Each quarterback will visit the Super Bowl-winning coach in Tampa for a film session at Gruden’s office – affectionately dubbed the Fired Football Coaches Association (FFCA) – followed by an on-field workout at the University of South Florida.
Gruden will prep a custom lesson for each prospect that highlights strengths and identifies areas of improvement for the QB to be successful at the NFL level.
Dates and times for the specials that begin airing late next month:
SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp Schedule (all subject to change):
|Sat., March 31||7 p.m.||ESPN||SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp - Andrew Luck|
|Mon., Apr. 2||9 p.m.||ESPN||SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp - Robert Griffin III|
|Wed., Apr. 11||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Russell Wilson|
|Thurs., Apr. 12||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Kellen Moore|
|Mon., Apr. 16||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Kirk Cousins|
|Tues., Apr. 17||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Case Keenum|
|Wed., Apr. 18||8 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Brandon Weeden|
|Thurs., Apr. 19||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Brock Osweiler|
|7 p.m.||ESPN||SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp - all 10 QBs (one-hour)|
|10 p.m.||ESPN2||SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp - all 10 QBs (re-air)|
|Mon., Apr. 23||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Nick Foles|
|Tues., Apr. 24||5 p.m.||ESPNU||Gruden’s QB Camp – Ryan Tannehill|
* Additional Gruden’s QB Camp content will be utilized across ESPN’s multimedia platforms in the lead-up to the 2012 NFL Draft
On a key topic he will focus on with this year’s QB Camp prospects…
Gruden: “I think this year we’re going to have to address the new CBA. There’s a time restraint, in terms of the new CBA, where these players are going to have learn how to coach themselves – how to study themselves. You’re not allowed to spend as much time in the facility in the offseason or during the season maybe that you used to. So, you have to learn to coach yourself and be a leader amongst your teammates when you have some private time to do some things away from the building.”