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Raiders to interview at least 4, including Tice

Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:38 pm
 
TiceBy Josh Katzowitz

While Winston Moss seems to be the favorite to win the Raiders head coaching job because of the Packers assistant head coach’s connection with new Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie, the organization is interviewing at least four other candidates for the job.

As the Chicago Tribune reports, the Raiders have asked permission from the Bears to interview new offensive coordinator Mike Tice, and although Chicago just promoted Tice to replace Mike Martz, the team can’t stand in Tice’s way*.

Along with Tice, the Raiders will interview Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, according to Delawareonline.com. Also, the Raiders will take a look at Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Denver defensive coordinator Bruce Allen (hey, if you’re going to fly to Denver anyway, you might as well get two interviews with one stone).

“I think it’s very complimentary to this organization that they’re having that opportunity and to their work,’’ Broncos coach John Fox told the Associated Press. “I think any assistant coach’s aspiration is to be a head coach. It speaks for what this organization has accomplished this season. Time will tell.’’

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*This became an issue earlier this week when the Bears refused the Vikings request to interview Chicago secondary coach Jon Hoke for for the Minnesota defensive coordinator job.

Already, the Raiders have interviewed Miami interim coach Todd Bowles.

Moss most likely will receive a call as well. He played for the Raiders in the 1990s, and McKenzie, formerly an executive in Green Bay, and Moss know each other quite well.

“There’s always opportunities to put yourself in the same position as a head coach would and see how you would do things or what you would change or what you would add or what you would take away,’’ Moss said. “So with that being said, I’ve done that, I feel good about the vision, the goals, the beliefs that can be instilled within an organization that would give me the opportunity to be a head coach.’’

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Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:59 am
 

Raiders to interview at least 4, including Tice

Isn't the Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen?  Might want to double check that one CBS.



Since: Jan 1, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:36 am
 

Raiders to interview at least 4, including Tice

With a rookie owner and a rookie GM it wouldn't be the worst idea ever for the Raiders to consider hiring a guy with previous head coaching experience.





Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:19 am
 

Raiders to interview at least 4, including Tice

Being a Charger fan I hope they hire Mornihinweg.  On second thought how about giving Norv a second chance.


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