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Koopa
01-22-2007, 11:02 PM
well.......now grimm has no more choices, back to a position coach where he belongs lol


and now tomlin is no longer the youngest head coach



After failing to land Southern California assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Oakland Raiders reached an agreement in principle on Monday to hire Trojans offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, ESPN.com has learned.

Kiffin accepted a five-year deal to be Art Shell's replacement. Late last week, Kiffin was offered the offensive coordinator job under Sarkisian. But Sarkisian turned down Oakland's offer, and the Raiders were left scrambling.

On Sunday, Raiders owner Al Davis reached out again to Kiffin, son of Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin. Kiffin flew to Oakland Sunday night and spent all day Monday talking to Davis. As the evening approached, negotiations for a contract started and concluded quickly.

The 31-year-old Kiffin has been a six-year member of Pete Carroll's staff. Carroll hired him to coach tight ends in 2001. Kiffin switched to coaching wide receivers in 2002. In 2004, Kiffin took over passing game coordinator duties. Kiffin was then promoted to offensive coordinator in 2005. He also had recruiting coordinator responsibilities.

Davis has a long history of hiring young, offensive-minded head coaches and he particularly likes offensive play-callers. Kiffin has done that at the highest level of college football for the past few years. He's worked with top NFL draft prospects such as wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett and former Lions first-round pick Mike Williams, another wideout.

Kiffin spent the 2000 season in Jacksonville as a defensive quality control coach working with defensive backs.

As a player, Kiffin was a quarterback for Fresno State from 1994 to 1996. He was a three-sport high school star in Bloomington, Minn. He started his coaching career after college working as a grad assistant at Fresno State.

Kiffin is expected to keep Rob Ryan as his defensive coordinator.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2739645

Black@Gold Forever32
01-22-2007, 11:08 PM
Well Dallas needs a coach with tuna retiring. Back to the topic at hand. Man Kiffin has his work cut out for him. The Raiders have a solid defense but nothing and I mean nothing on offense to work with. I guess Randy Moss but if Randy isn't happy then he isn't any good.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-22-2007, 11:17 PM
The Raiders are a complete train wreck ! The whole organization is is terrible and Al Davis refuses to change his ways. Kiffin most definately has his work cut out for him, and if the Raiders don't take a franchise QB with their first round pick the entire organization should be dismantled and sold on ebay !

Koopa
01-22-2007, 11:19 PM
they need to draft russell, and then trade moss and porter for some decent draft picks and then work on the oline and a wr or 2 in the draft........that defense is solid so there isn't much work they need to do there, maybe a tweak here and there but over all it's pretty badass

Black@Gold Forever32
01-22-2007, 11:22 PM
The Raiders are a complete train wreck ! The whole organization is is terrible and Al Davis refuses to change his ways. Kiffin most definately has his work cut out for him, and if the Raiders don't take a franchise QB with their first round pick the entire organization should be dismantled and sold on ebay !

Its time for Uncle Al to step back and let someone thats up with the NFL times take that control of that team. Plus Al Davis doesn't give his coaches much say or power within the organization since he is a control freak. So I really think its going to be tough for Kiffin. The only thing that might work for Kiffin is he should be able to relate to the players more then Art Shell did.

I have a good friend thats a diehard Raiders fan and all I can say is that I'm happy the Steelers will never become the mess the Raiders are currently are.

Black@Gold Forever32
01-22-2007, 11:25 PM
they need to draft russell, and then trade moss and porter for some decent draft picks and then work on the oline and a wr or 2 in the draft........that defense is solid so there isn't much work they need to do there, maybe a tweak here and there but over all it's pretty badass

I would take Russell over Quinn so I agree with that Koop. Trading Moss and Porter would be a good idea. But I doubt the Raiders could get much for them. Yes I know both are very good WR's talent wise but they're stocks have fallen since they have **** poor attitudes. So if the Raiders are willing to take less value for them both they both will be traded.

SteelersfaninPhilly
01-22-2007, 11:48 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. When is the funeral? Going to oakland. Where coaches go to die.

House of Steel
01-22-2007, 11:59 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this. When is the funeral? Going to oakland. Where coaches go to die.

You couldn't pay me $20 million a season to coach that pathetic team.

BlitzburghRockCity
01-23-2007, 12:10 AM
Its time for Uncle Al to step back and let someone thats up with the NFL times take that control of that team. Plus Al Davis doesn't give his coaches much say or power within the organization since he is a control freak. So I really think its going to be tough for Kiffin. The only thing that might work for Kiffin is he should be able to relate to the players more then Art Shell did.

I have a good friend thats a diehard Raiders fan and all I can say is that I'm happy the Steelers will never become the mess the Raiders are currently are.


That's the whole problem is that while Rooneys have been owners as long as Al Davis has and longer, that they have adapted to the new NFL over the decades while Al Davis still thinks he's in the 70's and won't change anything so yes Kiffin will have a tough road ahead of him no matter what.

AZ_Steeler
01-23-2007, 12:52 AM
This signing by the Raiders is an absolute joke!!! This dude is nothing and is going to do nithing but continue the losing tradition of the Raiders. He might no offensive schemes but that's about it... hopefully the Raiders can get an assistant with some experience to help this dude out!

Steelerlyn
01-23-2007, 01:40 AM
:nono: Al will probably meet him in the closet every so often, like Ford meets Millan, I mean look there has to be something going on we will never know!~

Ambridge
01-23-2007, 03:06 AM
Until Al Davis steps down or kicks the bucket no coach in Oakland will have success and Al hasn't the slightest clue that he has turned his beloved franchise into the league laughing stock.
Good luck Lane Kiffin.....you'll need lots of it.

DIESELMAN
01-23-2007, 05:33 AM
Sarkisian fom what I've heard turned down the job offer(of course Al will tell a different story). When Sarkisian bailed, Davis went scrambling after Kiffin(Davis needs to take lessons on "How to hire a coach" from the Rooneys) Another puppet in a smoke filled magic show.....:helmet:

BlitzburghRockCity
01-23-2007, 09:37 AM
That's what I heard as well on ESPN radio, that he turned it down but Al Davis said the offer was never made. Yeah right Al, you just can't find anybody to coach your pathetic team and work for a dumbass owner like yourself. !

TEEMONT
01-25-2007, 10:08 PM
they need to draft russell, and then trade moss and porter for some decent draft picks and then work on the oline and a wr or 2 in the draft........that defense is solid so there isn't much work they need to do there, maybe a tweak here and there but over all it's pretty badass

With all of that work, they might as well put Raider Uni's on the USC Trojans. Seeing as they won't be playing for anything for a while, if the Bush deal goes as haywire as I feel it may.