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Jim Jones
01-19-2007, 06:18 PM
USC 32 year old assistant OC turns down Raiders head coaching job.

Holy crap.. who is Uncle Al gonna get now? I mean a young guy like that who is probably itching for a head coaching job turns him down.

I seriously am starting to wonder if anyone in the world wants that job. Al might actually have to take to the sideline himself.

88TG88
01-19-2007, 06:20 PM
link ?

KC Dan
01-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Al might actually have to take to the sideline himself.
No, that would never work. The NFL would have to install handrails on the sideline for him.

kstater
01-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Maybe no one should coach them....Couldnt be much worse than last year

Sure-Oz
01-19-2007, 06:22 PM
I just saw it as *breaking news* on sportscenter.

FringeNC
01-19-2007, 06:29 PM
Wow. Al Davis must just refuse to give these guys the authority they demand. Isn't the guy tired of losing with joke coaches?

CoMoChief
01-19-2007, 06:33 PM
I wouldnt wanna inherit a lousy team playing in the toughest division in football either.

mcan
01-19-2007, 06:34 PM
USC 32 year old assistant OC turns down Raiders head coaching job.

Holy crap.. who is Uncle Al gonna get now? I mean a young guy like that who is probably itching for a head coaching job turns him down.

I seriously am starting to wonder if anyone in the world wants that job. Al might actually have to take to the sideline himself.


I might get shot for saying this, but if he's hurting real bad, I'LL DO IT!!

I've always said that would be the only thing that would EVER turn my affiliations from KC. I don't care if we have ten 2-14 season in a row, I'll bleed Red and Gold until I die... Or until any NFL team hires me.

~~Mcan
Can be bought and sold like a cheap whore.

Skip Towne
01-19-2007, 06:39 PM
Has Syracuse fired GROB yet?

JBucc
01-19-2007, 06:46 PM
Why don't they just promote that hippie DC they have? He's the only one in that organization that knows what the **** he's doing.

the Talking Can
01-19-2007, 07:00 PM
why would anyone work for him?

he'll fire your ass after one year, and he's senile

hmmm....sounds perfect for a desperate bastard....who is that desperate....hmm....ah!...Gunther

Cochise
01-19-2007, 07:27 PM
Rob Ryan, this is your cue.

Ari Chi3fs
01-19-2007, 07:37 PM
who will own the Raiders when Al Davis goes to Hell?

WilliamTheIrish
01-19-2007, 07:40 PM
Well, we know it won't be Marty.

bogie
01-19-2007, 07:43 PM
I might get shot for saying this, but if he's hurting real bad, I'LL DO IT!!

I've always said that would be the only thing that would EVER turn my affiliations from KC. I don't care if we have ten 2-14 season in a row, I'll bleed Red and Gold until I die... Or until any NFL team hires me.

~~Mcan
Can be bought and sold like a cheap whore.

But... would you take it if you were already the assistant OC for USC?

chief52
01-19-2007, 08:05 PM
link ?

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2736706

strange twist that left the Oakland Raiders jilted by their first choice to succeed Art Shell, Southern California quarterbacks coach Steve Sarkisian on Friday evening rejected the team's offer to become its next head coach.


League sources who confirmed the move by Sarkisian gave no reason for his decision. The Raiders had offered a contract longer than the two-year deal Shell signed but further details were not available.


The presumptive front-runner for the Oakland vacancy for much of this week, Sarkisian interviewed on Wednesday with team officials for the second time in two weeks. He then flew back to Los Angeles, but returned to the Bay Area on Thursday for another round of interviews.


In fact, the Raiders even interviewed Southern California offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who was Sarkisian's choice to be his No. 1 offensive assistant, on Thursday. That prompted speculation that the club was close to finalizing a deal with Sarkisian.


Sarkisian, 32, served as the Oakland quarterbacks coach in 2004 and, while he has not been a coordinator or head coach, he fit the mold of the kind of coach owner Al Davis has traditionally sought. Davis typically looks for candidates whose expertise is on the offensive side of the ball, and who are young and innovative.


A former Brigham Young quarterback who played three seasons in the CFL (1997-99), Sarkisian has a limited coaching resume. Beyond his two stints at Southern California (2001-2003 and 2005), Sarkisian was on the staff at El Camino (Calf.) Junior College in 2000.


In a related matter, San Diego Chargers wide receivers coach and Hall of Fame member James Lofton, who met earlier this week with Oakland officials, withdrew his name from consideration for the job.


Beyond Sarkisian and Loton, the Raiders have interviewed current Oakland defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and former New York Giants coach Jim Fassel. ESPN.com reported Tuesday that former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green rebuffed overtures from Oakland officials to arrange an interview.


It is not known if Oakland will expand its search now or simply work from the pool of current candidates.

kc rush
01-19-2007, 09:28 PM
I think its funny that Lofton withdrew his name too.

No one wants that job. It might become Ryan's job by default.

Simply Red
01-19-2007, 09:34 PM
Wow. Al Davis must just refuse to give these guys the authority they demand. Isn't the guy tired of losing with joke coaches?

probably fairly accurate...

MOhillbilly
01-19-2007, 09:58 PM
Rob Ryan, this is your cue.

id like to have him in KC.

Halfcan
01-19-2007, 10:21 PM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah........

Oh yeah we still have Herm.........Nevermind!

Mojo Rising
01-19-2007, 11:21 PM
This is better than last year when a College HC turned down Al. Now he's getting turned down by College Assistants. I don't think he'll hire Rob Ryan because he's a Defensive Coach. Al likes Offensive Coaches.

If he ends up with no candidates in February like last year he might be forced to bring back an old coach again. Mike White, Joe Bugel?

Skip Towne
01-19-2007, 11:25 PM
why would anyone work for him?

he'll fire your ass after one year, and he's senile

hmmm....sounds perfect for a desperate bastard....who is that desperate....hmm....ah!...Gunther
There are a bunch of retreads out there like Chan Gailey.

Sam Hall
01-19-2007, 11:31 PM
Sarkisian's current job is better than the one Oakland offered ROFL

Cochise
01-20-2007, 12:57 AM
id like to have him in KC.

I wonder how alienated that guy has to be, Al is getting turned down by college assistants, meanwhile he's got their defense playing respectable football and can't get a sniff.

ROYC75
01-20-2007, 03:26 AM
I might get shot for saying this, but if he's hurting real bad, I'LL DO IT!!

I've always said that would be the only thing that would EVER turn my affiliations from KC. I don't care if we have ten 2-14 season in a row, I'll bleed Red and Gold until I die... Or until any NFL team hires me.

~~Mcan
Can be bought and sold like a cheap whore.


Stealing the lyrics from Meatloaf's .... I would do anything for Money, But I won't do that ..............

Rausch
01-20-2007, 05:03 AM
why would anyone work for him?

he'll fire your ass after one year, and he's senile

hmmm....sounds perfect for a desperate bastard....who is that desperate....hmm....

http://images.nfl.com/photos/img6992614.jpg

Over-Head
01-20-2007, 05:16 AM
who will own the Raiders when Al Davis goes to Hell? Most fingers point towards Ami Trask taking over general operations.
At least thats the impression I've gotten over the last few years.
Knowing Al, being major shareholder (and some sources claijm "Owner" of the team") the fugwad will probably have it in his will to close the franchise.

Kerberos
01-20-2007, 06:47 AM
Isn't Jimmy Raye still available?

He seems like Al's kind of dumbass to take over the team.

.

the Talking Can
01-20-2007, 07:18 AM
Bum Phillips

is he still alive, or at least undead?

Kerberos
01-20-2007, 07:22 AM
Bum Phillips

is he still alive, or at least undead?


Is that undead like not completely dead or is it compared to Al Davis undead?

.

the Talking Can
01-20-2007, 07:25 AM
Is that undead like not completely dead or is it compared to Al Davis undead?

.

the latter....total zombified brain eating undead

Over-Head
01-20-2007, 08:44 AM
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2007/01/19/SPGTANL7V91.DTL
Another USC coach visits Davis



David White, Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, January 19, 2007



Welcome back to the Raiders' coaching search, where the latest twist involved a different Pete Carroll disciple and the next turn could lead up the Bill Belichick tree. Raiders owner Al Davis interviewed USC offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin on Thursday about becoming the next Raiders play caller, one more sign that USC assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian is a primary front-runner to become the team's next head coach. But then, there's the unsettled matter of New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who is being mentioned as someone Davis would love to invite over for a chalkboard session.

The Patriots play the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, meaning McDaniels won't be able to interview until at least next week. So, be patient. This could take awhile after all, which should come as no surprise. With the Raiders, it almost always does, whether they're hiring Art Shell (38-day search), Joe Bugel (37 days) or Norv Turner (27 days). The current search to replace Shell has entered Day No. 15, and Davis has conducted seven interviews.

Head coach candidates are Sarkisian (two interviews), Jim Fassel, Rob Ryan and James Lofton. Kiffin and Marc Trestman were brought in as potential offensive coordinators. In most cases, Davis has handled the majority of the interview time alone in a room with the prospective candidate. That's a departure from past practices to keep multiple high-ranking officials more involved throughout the process. For all anyone knows, there could be a news conference today to introduce Sarkisian as the 16th coach in franchise history. Or, a hire could come during the two-week walkup to Super Bowl XLI.

If McDaniels is the man and the Patriots win Sunday, nothing will happen until after the Feb. 4 title game. Only Davis knows what the next move is, while others are left to make informed guesses based on what they're hearing at Raiders headquarters. Here's what is known about the latest two names to pop up: Both are younger than Sarkisian, who at 32, comes with some questions about his lack of experience as a head coach or offensive coordinator. Kiffin, 31, is the son of Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, a longtime NFL coach. He's been with Carroll at USC since 2001 and was promoted to offensive and recruiting coordinator in 2005. His NFL work experience came in 2000, when he was a defensive quality control coach who helped with the Jacksonville Jaguars secondary. McDaniels, 30, is a first-year offensive coordinator with Belichick, who has a good relationship with Davis.

McDaniels has his own personal ties with Raiders defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who was on the Patriots staff with McDaniels from 2001-03. Kiffin and McDaniels each had immediate success after replacing established coordinators. Kiffin followed Norm Chow at USC and kept together the nation's No. 1 offense in his first year. They were 21st in the NCAA in total offense last season despite losing offensive stars Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush to the NFL. McDaniels was phased in after Charlie Weis left and produced the NFL's seventh-ranked scoring offense this season. Sarkisian and Kiffin could not be reached for comment Thursday. The Raiders do not share information on their coaching search.

Bowser
01-20-2007, 10:23 AM
What's Tom Flores doing these days?

milkman
01-20-2007, 10:25 AM
What's Tom Flores doing these days?

He's at church, praying that the undead doesn't try to reach him.

StcChief
01-20-2007, 11:57 AM
Most fingers point towards Ami Trask taking over general operations.
At least thats the impression I've gotten over the last few years.
Knowing Al, being major shareholder (and some sources claijm "Owner" of the team") the fugwad will probably have it in his will to close the franchise.

Great another woman owner :rolleyes: as If Georgia wasn't enough.
Hands off approach may work for them.

Sure-Oz
01-20-2007, 02:47 PM
Im suprised they dont hire the DC?

Ari Chi3fs
01-20-2007, 08:48 PM
They should hire back John Madden. heh.

Thig Lyfe
01-20-2007, 08:58 PM
They should have a contest fans can enter, and the grand prize would be the head coaching job.

BigRock
01-20-2007, 09:12 PM
They should have a contest fans can enter, and the grand prize would be the head coaching job.
Raider fan: Hey, I just won second place in this contest! I'm gonna be head coach of the Raiders for two years!

Friend: Two years as the head coach? Wow, what did the first place winner get? To own the team?

Raider fan: Actually, no. His prize is that he only has to coach them for one year...

:hmmm: :hmmm: