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.