With the Raiders having a new general manager and new head coach with no head coaching experience, it has been difficult to gauge how the Raiders' coaching staff would look when it takes shape. But top candidates have now emerged for both the offensive and defensive coordinator positions.
Most of the sports world has been privy to the Raiders' hiring of Dennis Allen as their head coach since Tuesday. At the time, it was said to be a handshake agreement between the coach and Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie. The team has now made the hiring official.
It has been a tumultuous last two months for Raiders' starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain. It all started on December 1st of last year when he was arrested on several charges including assault and discharging a firearm in city limits while visiting his hometown of Decatur, Alabama. It hasn't gotten better for him since then.
The Raiders' new head coach may not have any head coaching to look back on. But he is not free of experience and success. He certainly had something that impressed Reggie McKenzie, and it is likely to be the same thing that had him rising in the coaching ranks as quickly as he has.
Two weeks to the day that the Raiders fired former head coach Hue Jackson, the team has a new head coach. He is former Broncos defensive coordinator, Dennis Allen.
It has now been three weeks since the season ended and two weeks since the news came down that Hue Jackson was fired as the Raiders' head coach. Since then, what started as speculation has turned to interviews and the status of "frontrunner" has reportedly changed hands a few times. Here is the latest.