Updating his prior report that Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson will interview with the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Jackson is under consideration for the offensive coordinator position.
The Ravens could have refused the Raiders’ request in this regard.
The Raiders currently don’t have an offensive coordinator; head coach Tom Cable fills that role, with Ted Tollner coordinating the passing game.
So the interview of Jackson doesn’t necessarily mean that Cable is in trouble. Jackson could be hired to serve as offensive coordinator, with Cable remaining as head coach.
Though the two men missed each other by a year in Atlanta, with Cable spending 2006 as a member of the Falcons coaching staff and Jackson arriving in 2007, they have twice collaborated at the college level. In 1990, both worked at Cal State-Fullerton. Six years later, they got together again at the University of California, in Berkeley.
Jackson is a California native who played quarterback at Pacific in 1985 and 1986.