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“When Miller heard ex-NFL coach Jon Gruden was going to be at Dayton this weekend, he talked to former football coach Mike Kelly about arranging some time with the basketball team. He said Gruden had some flight delays but walked into the UD locker room on time at 7:45 a.m. today, shocking the players.
“It meant a lot to have someone of that stature,” Miller said. “He obviously got the day off in a good way.”
Here’s a link to his pre-game pep talk to the Flyers.
Gruden was in town because his son, Jon Gruden Jr., called Deuce, was on a football visit to UD.
“I’m taking him to schools he wants to go to,” Gruden said. “He’s seen (UD) in the spring, and I wanted him to come back when school was in session. And to see a Xavier-UD basketball game, that’s a real bonus.”