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Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Posted on: January 17, 2011 7:52 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2011 9:37 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The wait is over -- Hue Jackson has been named the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders on Monday night, the team announced. Jackson's now the sixth (!) head coach of the Bay-Area franchise since 2003.

Jackson's been expected to be named the head coach ever since Jan. 4, when the Raiders announced they wouldn't pick up Tom Cable's option. But things have progressed at a typical Raiders-style pace until it was finally reported by multiple outlets (Michael Smith of ESPN was first) that Jackson had been hired.

It appears that Al Davis finally made up his mind, however, and made a move (coincidentally one day after it was reported that he docked Cable, $120,000 during the 2010 season). Davis was lured to Jackson based primarily on Oakland's improvement on offense since Jackson took over last year -- after taking over the playcalling duties from Cable, Jackson helped the Raiders double their scoring output from 2009.

Al Saunders is the expected candidate to fill the role from which Jackson was promoted -- offensive coordinator -- and while the Raiders' lag time meant many people were scooped off the coaching-staff pile of names, Jackson's been calling around about forming a staff for a week or so.

More importantly, we can finally put our Coaching Hot Seat Tracker to rest (at least until next year) as every NFL team has filled the position.

Amazingly, as Tim Kawakami points out on Twitter, this is Al Davis' 11th consecutive head coaching hire that followed the pattern of alternating between offensive coordinator and offensive-line coach (Mike Shanahan was an OC, Art Shell was a line coach, Mike White - OC, Joe Bugel - OL, Jon Gruden - OC, Bill Callahan - OL, Norv Turner - OC, Art Shell - OL, Lane Kiffin - OC, Tom Cable - OL, Jackson - OC). That's a terrifying amount of predictability from such a kooky character.

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Comments

Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

WHAT A JOKE DOES AL KNOW HE JUST HASE TO INTERVIEW A MINORITY NOT HIRE ONE - NO OFFENSE HUE.......WAY TOO MANY CAPABLE COACHES OUT THERE TO TAKE A CHANCE ON A ROOKIE COACH ...GOOD LUCK TO YOU MR JACKSON ..YOUR GONNA NEED IT DEALING WITH CRAZY AL....PS ....STEELERS AND BEARS IN THE BOWL



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:31 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

I thought they brought in Hue Jass from the Simpsons!  I wonder how long before he is fired? 



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:30 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

haha. Hue looks about as clueless as the rest of the Raiders coaching staff, I'm sure he'll fit right in.





Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Why anyone would want to work under Al Davis in this capacity is beyond me.


Millions of reasons why.  Millions.



Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Laugh all you want HATERS!!!  This will and has worked...It's all up from here....GO RAIDERS!!!! Now let's go Drafting and signing some free agents...Nmandi!!!



Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Is there a way you the fans can dump their owner or something?


Looks like the fans should be able to pick what goes on with the team because they actually pay for all of the salaries and stuff the players make.

The fans shouldn't have to watch a dumb owner who fires coaches every year.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach




Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

A piece of advice, don't win. Getting a season without double digit losses will get you fired.



Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

1:  This is BREAKING NEWS???  hmmm...
2:  Note to Hue:  Better set aside a small % of your paycheck to pay "fines" imposed upon your deranged owner.
3:  Better go 19-0 next year, or you too will be fired.  (and probably not paid).

Good luck!!!  Smile



Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2011 8:05 pm
 

Hue Jackson named Raiders head coach

Why anyone would want to work under Al Davis in this capacity is beyond me.


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