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Rumors fly that Cable could reunite with Kiffin

As Raiders coach Tom Cable continues to twist in the wind, we’ve caught wind of a rumor that former Raiders coach Lane Kiffin is prepared to add Cable to the USC coaching staff if/when Cable is fired in Oakland.

If it happens, it will mean that both Kiffin and Cable have resolved their differences from late 2008.

Cable wasn’t happy that Kiffin was poaching members of the Raiders’ staff for Kiffin’s new gig in Knoxville.  And Cable wasn’t afraid to say so.

I’m pissed.  That’s the best way to put it,” Cable said at the time.  “Quite frankly, that’s the only way I can put it.”

We didn’t really understand Cable’s consternation at the time.  With every Raiders assistant on a year-to-year arrangement at best, an offer to leave will be regarded by some as a chance to escape.

But we can imagine both men letting bygones be bygones once they are members of the same club.

After all, once a fired Raiders coach, always a fired Raiders coach.

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  1. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 21, 2010 3:25 PM

    Cable’s a total idiot. This guy wouldn’t be able to handle a door mans job at a bar. Much less be a pro football coach.

  2. RaiderMight says: Jan 21, 2010 3:29 PM

    Wow! I didn’t think the reporting style of BSPN could get any worse, but this year, PFT is on a tear.
    At least in other articles, you guys have made an attempt to regurgitate anything that BSPN says and claim it as a source. In this post, you don’t even mention the word source or report or anything, just a “caught wind of a rumor”.
    Not even TMZ pulls that kind of garbage. :)

  3. pramis123 says: Jan 21, 2010 3:30 PM

    Or on the other hand, Kiffin is floating this rumor just so Cable can get fired as Al Davis would not be happy to hear that Cable and Kiffin have a potential deal in place. Kiffin is such a jerk, that something like that would not be surprising.

  4. alisgod says: Jan 21, 2010 3:30 PM

    oh jeez, florio is at it again. could you please stop with the Raiders gossip until you know for sure that things will happen?

  5. nasheagles says: Jan 21, 2010 3:32 PM

    for a guy that gets hammered in the media as beeing over qualified and selfish…. alot of coaches want to work for Lane.. He’s doing something right..b/c his staffs are front end coaching talent

  6. oh the usual says: Jan 21, 2010 3:34 PM

    “After all, once a fired Raiders coach, always a fired Raiders coach”
    unless you’re art shell. (the first time)

  7. Al_Davis_needs_a_dirtnap says: Jan 21, 2010 3:35 PM

    And Mike Shanahan is leaveing washington to be the new Raider headcoach.

  8. Sonoco says: Jan 21, 2010 3:36 PM

    Well the NFL team across the Bay just let their OL coach make a lateral move to the Redskins. As a Niner fan I wouldn’t mind seeing Cable or Mike Solari come in.

  9. encinitasraider says: Jan 21, 2010 3:40 PM

    lol…nice story…now i dont have to buy any toliet papper…

  10. Bustafluff says: Jan 21, 2010 3:42 PM

    Do you some of you idiots fail to see that this is under “News & RUMORS”???
    Rumor = A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth

  11. Cereal Blogger says: Jan 21, 2010 3:43 PM

    I actually think the Cable guy is a good coach. Its a shame Al Davis has lost his marbles & wont let the right people run the team. Where is his Canadian tuxedo wearing son ? He needs to step in & get this franchise back on track

  12. KC_Vols says: Jan 21, 2010 3:45 PM

    Knoxville is renaming their sewage plant to Lane Kiffin Waste Treatment Center.

  13. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Jan 21, 2010 3:48 PM

    In other news……Mike Florio was caught in bed with the Boogie Monster and Adam Schefter of ESPN.
    Keep up the great Raiders News Mike, your on FIRE!!!

  14. Rico says: Jan 21, 2010 3:48 PM

    I think it is hilarious when I read comments that say “quite spreading rumors” or “could you please stop with the Raiders gossip until you know for sure that things will happen?”. This is a news and rumormill section. Meaning that this is a place to put stuff that you have heard but can’t confirm. So if you dont want to hear(read) “rumors”, don’t read the rumormill!

  15. snnyjcbs says: Jan 21, 2010 3:54 PM

    I know it is called the Rumor Mill but it would be nice to see you hit on one or two just now and again, do you think?
    I can understand your try though with no club in the NFL able to make a big a fool out of you and what you report on the club.
    Most coaches start in College in the hopes of making it to the NFL not the other way around. I am sure Kiffin would put that out there knowing it will never happen just to try and get under Al Davis skin.
    What I love is just how slow you people really are. Each time your reports turn out to be nothing but bull regarding the Raiders. Rather than walk away you get so pissed that you all try and sugar coat your humiliation by coming up with new bull, just to be slapped back down by Big Al and his Raiders.

  16. RaiderMight says: Jan 21, 2010 3:57 PM

    Bustafluff, You idiot. Show me any other post on this site that states a rumor without even a source where it started or where it was heard.
    There is teh definition of a rumor, which any idiot understands and the definition of a rumor as this site uses it.

  17. SgSilverNBlack says: Jan 21, 2010 4:03 PM

    In what capacity is Tom Cable rumored to join Lane Kiffin’s staff? Kiffin just hired James Cregg, the coach Kiffin poached from the Raiders with 4 games left in the 2008 season and coached OL for Tennessee last year. Offensive Coordinator maybe? Wasn’t he the OC at UCLA?

  18. ignoringthehaters says: Jan 21, 2010 4:05 PM

    I agree BSPN sux (I like that BTW) but I’ll give Florio credit for a millisecond, it does say “rumors fly”, a lot of what this site is is rumors (which I find pretty lame but whatev) so some of you folks need to chill. That being said, Florio and BSPN love to hate on the Raiders. I expect that after we make the playoffs next year you’ll give us props, otherwise you truly are just blowhards. Kiffin is a loser, he’s gona run that once proud college football program so far into the ground UCLA will be a bigger football powerhouse. Quite frankly I don’t care who coaches the Raiders, just as long as they bench Russell and are a long term coach, more than anything the Raiders need consistency

  19. encinitasraider says: Jan 21, 2010 4:07 PM

    Rumour…Lane Kiffin is getting a sex change….

  20. Tdk24 says: Jan 21, 2010 4:07 PM

    that would be funny if Kiffin was let go after 3 games into his 2nd season and Cable replaced him. LOL.

  21. LightningBolts says: Jan 21, 2010 4:07 PM

    Why the complaints about crappy reporting without sources? This is not the New York Times. Did you did miss at the top of the page where it says “Rumor Mill”.
    If this is the not the type of reporting you want you are at the wrong place.

  22. Materialman80 says: Jan 21, 2010 4:12 PM

    Perfect! Now Cable can start beating up college kids instead of woman and asst. coaches.

  23. doug r says: Jan 21, 2010 4:18 PM

    could you please stop with the Raiders gossip until you know for sure that things will happen?
    *********************************
    This link is called the “rumor mill”!!!!
    If you want sterilized, MSM milquetoast reporting, go to ESPN et al.

  24. Just Win Maybe says: Jan 21, 2010 4:23 PM

    “We didn’t really understand Cable’s consternation at the time. With every Raiders assistant on a year-to-year arrangement at best, an offer to leave will be regarded by some as a chance to escape.”
    ——————————————–
    Uh…I believe if you actually research it – Raider assistant coaches are normally sign 2-year agreements.

  25. apage53915 says: Jan 21, 2010 4:46 PM

    Cable is as good as gone, no doubt about it. Here is some info to think about, dont be surprised to see Belichick in New England retire within the next few months and it might sound very crazy but remember these are the Raiders, Belichick
    may take the job, Davis has put out some feelers out there and Belichick is one of the guys he has contacted. I think a guy like Belichick may look at it as a challenge and may take Davis up on it.

  26. raiderrob21 says: Jan 21, 2010 5:06 PM

    “RUMORS and COULD”
    get a life Gloryhole!

  27. Jay Hanspard says: Jan 21, 2010 5:16 PM

    You “caught wind” of it? Seriously? This story has been going around for a week.

  28. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Jan 21, 2010 5:17 PM

    To all the jackasses that keep saying “what are you so mad about, this is a Rumor Mill, blah blah blah.” STFU!! How many constant inaccurate reports is Florio posting and then Reposting about your team. How many negative articles are coming out 1 after another from both ESPN and PFT?? How many positive about the Raiders?? Like for instance how Gruden said he would definitely come back and coach the Raiders on Gannon’s Talk show. No we get all the BS posts, because they have been wrong on so many of the articles, they keep throwin crap against the wall hoping something sticks!!

  29. AlCortez says: Jan 21, 2010 5:44 PM

    Bitching about the site you’re reading (for free) doesn’t improve your dysfunctional team, and it makes you look like an idiot for coming back here and posting comments… every… single… day.
    You don’t like it here, stick to the Silver and Black report or the John Herrera blog or whatever twists your twizzler.

  30. DcNinerFan says: Jan 21, 2010 5:45 PM

    Ah, the lovely Raiders Show. They should get Springer to coach, then at least they would be entertaining (to those with an IQ lower than 60… which is the norm for Raider fans… and Florio).

  31. Bo Darville says: Jan 21, 2010 5:54 PM

    I heard that Randy Hanson was going to USC, too.

  32. LighTsouT says: Jan 21, 2010 6:14 PM

    After all, once a fired Raiders coach, always a fired Raiders coach.
    _____________________________
    complete lie. Art Shell anyone? Fired and was eventually re-hired. oh yeah.

  33. stnmmc says: Jan 21, 2010 6:42 PM

    theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: January 21, 2010 5:17 PM
    To all the jackasses that keep saying “what are you so mad about, this is a Rumor Mill, blah blah blah.” STFU!! How many constant inaccurate reports is Florio posting and then Reposting about your team. How many negative articles are coming out 1 after another from both ESPN and PFT?? How many positive about the Raiders?? Like for instance how Gruden said he would definitely come back and coach the Raiders on Gannon’s Talk show. No we get all the BS posts, because they have been wrong on so many of the articles, they keep throwin crap against the wall hoping something sticks!!
    ——————————————
    So then let me ask you, exactly what positive news is there about the Raiders? Well, for one they get an early draft pick, so yeah Florio could post on that. Gradkowski was better than Russell, but he already posted on that. Your HC hasn’t beaten anybody in 5 months, but I think if Florio posted on that you would be bitter.
    Your group is so dysfunctional. Herrerra is a douche. Big Al is crazy and clueless. And your once proud franchise is a laughingstock. Your last two “marquee” draft choices have done buck all (Russell and Turf Toe).
    So before you go getting mad at those defending the rumor mill, please give us some of the positive stories. Seriously, I am an east coast guy with a friend who is a member of Raider nation. He can’t give me any positives, so how about it Raider nation, can you relay any positive stories about your franchise? Or are you left bitterly battling for respect of a team that has done everything to be disrespected?

  34. tango says: Jan 21, 2010 6:50 PM

    Florio, slow day and needed to float another rumor ? The Raiders suck, the front office sucks, Herrera should be commited and dead Al should be in an assisted luiving facility BUT Cable to USC ?

  35. INVAIDUH says: Jan 21, 2010 7:17 PM

    Same “twist in the wind” story…Again. and again…..ect…ect…ZZZZZzzzzzzz.
    @stnmmc…shorten it and GFY.
    RAIDER NATION over ALL others.
    It’s that “positive”…Als nuts. Us too.
    You’re too young loaf to know anything.

  36. slipkid says: Jan 21, 2010 8:37 PM

    over all others? put down the damn bong.
    /////////////////
    cable aint great but if he is allowed/able to play a real qb, the raiders start getting competitive.
    kiffin would have been too.
    al blew it with the russell pick. pure and simple.

  37. Wardo says: Jan 21, 2010 8:54 PM

    “As Raiders coach Tom Cable continues to twist in the wind”
    Is this just another rumor?

  38. 1nationraidernation says: Jan 21, 2010 9:19 PM

    whatever will be, will be, ca sara sara….. If anything I will keep starting my owm….Gruden will come back for a 5 year 1 billion dollar deal. I don’t even need a radio show, but guarantee it that would get the deal done…..what a crock

  39. FumbleNuts says: Jan 21, 2010 9:49 PM

    Get that shithead outta’ Oakland and bring in Rob Ryan.

  40. mwcarolina says: Jan 21, 2010 11:48 PM

    rumor, if Cable joins USC with Kiffin, they will meet in the locker room to have a quick fight.

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