Raiders hire new coach

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders have named Hue Jackson the team's new head coach. He will be formally introduced at a Tuesday news conference.

He will replace Tom Cable, who the Raiders decided not to bring back after an 8-8 campaign that pushed their streak to eight straight seasons without a post-season berth.

Cable took over as the team's interim head coach during the early parts of the 2008 season and went on to post a 17-27 mark as head coach thereafter.

Jackson was the team's offensive coordinator this past season and guided a unit that finished fourth in the AFC and sixth overall in the league in scoring at 25.6 points per game. The Raiders scored 410 points in 2010, doubling their output from the previous season.

The Raiders also finished the 2010 campaign second in the AFC and NFL with an average of 156 yards rushing per game and 10th overall in the league in total offense.

He joined the Oakland staff after serving as the quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 2008-09 where he was instrumental in the development of Joe Flacco during his first two seasons in the league.

The 45-year-old Jackson has also served as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2007), Washington Redskins (2003), USC (1997-2000) and Cal (1996).

He has 25 years of coaching experience that also include stints as wide receivers coach with the Cincinnati Bengals (2004-06), running backs coach with the Redskins and at Arizona State (1992-95).

"The fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football team and Raider Nation," said owner Al Davis.

Jackson was also the running backs/special teams coordinator at Cal State Fullerton after beginning his coaching career at the University of the Pacific, his alma mater, from 1987-89. He also spent time as a coach in the World Football League and with Redskins, Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams as a minority fellow intern.


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