Report: Hue Jackson heading to Raiders

Tom Cable is expected to stay in Oakland, but his role with the team is about to change.

ESPN’s Michael Smith reports that Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson has accepted a position with the Raiders to be their next offensive coordinator. 

Jackson met with Al Davis last week, and likely sold the Raiders owner that he can help JaMarcus Russell  improve. It’s unclear at this stage whether Jackson will call plays, a role Cable had last year.  The Raider say no decision has officially been made yet on Cable’s future.

With that said, it appears Davis is building a staff for Cable.  Jackson worked with Cable in 1990 at Cal State Fullerton and then at Cal in 1996.  New defensive line coach Mike Waufle also worked on Steve Mariucci’s Cal staff in ’96. 

UPDATE: Jackson has canceled his interview with the Bears to be their offensive coordinator.

34 responses to “Report: Hue Jackson heading to Raiders

  1. If this holds true, then the Raiders have hired two coaches so far that have previously worked with Cable at Cal. Could it mean that Al Davis is interviewing candidates that Cable has suggested? Naw….that’s no fun..where’s the dysfunction in that?

  2. If you really wanted to report the facts you would have probably written “Jackson met with Al Davis and Tom Cable last week”, but that wouldn’t boost your site hits would it baby Florio?

  3. I like it! He’s got a solid quarterback in Oakland. He just needs to find a way to convince Al to sit Jafatman and start BruceGrad.

  4. Well how can anyone turn down an opportunity to work with JaMarcus Russell AND Al Davis. Its a once in a lifetime chance. And for you dopes out there the above is dripping with sarcasm.

  5. I thought Jackson was a QB coach. Wouldn’t Cable be more helpful to Russell with his experience coaching offensive linemen? Or maybe Russel is too big and slow to be a guard in the NFL.

  6. “dogma1 says:
    January 26, 2010 10:01 AM
    Wow so Hue Jackson picked the Raiders over the Bears.”
    Crybaby Cutler or fat/lazy Russell? Tough call, but at least Gradkowski and Frye are waiting in the wings

  7. “sold the Raiders owner that he can help JaMarcus Russell improve”
    Al, I can’t guarantee thet he won’t be the worst QB in football…just that he won’t be the worst by a whole lot.
    You’re hired.

  8. packerfanfornot4life says: January 26, 2010 10:06 AM
    HA HA how pathetic is that. He would rather work for Al Davis than the Bears.
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    Well, at least he’s not going to that one horse town in Wisconsin.

  9. # Plankshelmet says:
    Well how can anyone turn down an opportunity to work with JaMarcus Russell AND Al Davis. Its a once in a lifetime chance.
    ————
    I guess coaches have a different view on working in Oakland than all the geniuses here that post the same tired comments after every Raider article.
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    And for you dopes out there the above is dripping with sarcasm.
    ————
    If you have to explain sarcasm you’re doing it wrong.

  10. wait this article is wrong. Isn’t it supposed to be Hue Jackson accepts Raiders offer to he the next Head Coach? Thats what Florio reported last week. That Jackson would take Cables job, he was fired 3 weeks ago. I’m so confused.

  11. Great Job Gloyhole, and staff. Your Raider hatred and BS stories filled with bias and speculation are all blowing up in your faces! Hate on Haters!
    Win or lose RAIDERNATION till we die!

  12. If you have to explain sarcasm you’re doing it wrong.
    Exactly, the only dope on here is the one that has to explain that he is being sarcastic. What a tool….I mean fool.

  13. So, you’re saying Hue Jackson picked the Raiders over the Bears? I thought Oakland was everyone’s very last resort?
    Huh.

  14. “With that said, it appears Davis is building a staff for Cable.”
    PFT, is just now discovering this? LMAO, PATHETIC.

  15. Its really sad that the Bears are in such disarray that a guy wouldn’t even come in to interview yet would take a job with the Raiders working for Al Davis who has fired his coaches I don’t even know how many years in a row. Hopefully Al Saunders will be a guy to come in and take the job or Mooch would be a good fit I think. They should have just fired Lovie already if it walks like a lame duck and quacks like a lame duck it must be a lame duck.

  16. The lesson here is NOT that Davis is retaining Cable. Who knows what Al will do. The lesson here is that speculation is nearly futile and often results in the speculator looking like a moron.
    I would not put ANYTHING past Al at this point in my life. I wouldn’t be shocked if Cable still gets canned. I wouldn’t be surprised if Al trades Nnamdi for a 3rd round pick in the 2015 draft. I wouldn’t be surprised if the news this afternoon is that Hue Jackson gets fired after lunch today.
    Al Davis is like a slot-machine, crank the handle and wait until it stops.

  17. So much for all of the idiots who say, “nobody would choose Oakland…”
    This guy just chose Oakland over Chicago.

  18. dogma1 says:
    January 26, 2010 10:01 AM
    Wow so Hue Jackson picked the Raiders over the Bears.
    __________________________________
    The Bears need to rethink the strategy when coaches start viewing the Raiders as a more stable situation. The 2010 season is looking less and less compelling every day. At least, we have the Blackhawks.

  19. although he was just qb coach in baltimore, he was a receivers coach for the bengals for a while with chad and tj. when they were good. like 05 ish. i was sad to see him leave the bengals. good luck working with freddy krueger.

  20. Professor numbnuts:
    If you don’t know what a “one horse town” is, than you’re obviously a resident of one, and not worth any more of my time.
    Ignoramus.

  21. “After much consideration I have decided to accept a position as offensive Coordinator with the Oakland Raiders. I will miss the fans here and I thank them for all the encouragement and support they have shown me while I called Baltimore my home. I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome, Dick Cass and especially Coach John Harbaugh who brought me to Baltimore. Baltimore will always hold a special place in my heart and I’m especially thankful for the opportunities I’ve had to work with a world class organization, a top notch coaching staff and some of the best talent in the league.”
    Hue Jackson

  22. # JayBot says: January 26, 2010 12:08 PM
    dogma1 says:
    January 26, 2010 10:01 AM
    Wow so Hue Jackson picked the Raiders over the Bears.
    __________________________________
    The Bears need to rethink the strategy when coaches start viewing the Raiders as a more stable situation. The 2010 season is looking less and less compelling every day. At least, we have the Blackhawks.
    ______________________________________
    For as long as Huet holds up.

  23. Maybe Jackson knows Cable will be fired and Al has a history of hiring new head coaches from within, especially inexperienced position coaches.

  24. Quagmire—–great post! very very true. hahaha
    Joe in Toronto—-you shouldnt really talk smack as a Canadian. I mean really, Canada is second only to France as the biggest Bi^&* country in the world. the Canadian army couldn’t even beat the Salvation Army in a fight.

  25. so he did or didn’t interview for the head coach position? is cable still there? idiots.
    amazing all the “experts” and even fans on here say that no one will coach in oakland or for al davis. yet is seems like he still has a line of guys willing to accept offers. get real. there are a very limited number of hc or even oc/dc jobs on the planet. guys will always be willing to take these jobs. even from al davis.

  26. peteo: Please explain what Canada, or armies, have to do with what I said.
    This I gotta hear, lol.

  27. now we just need to focus on the o-line in the draft. In the perfect world we can get Okung, Davis, or Williams. Round 2 we can get either got OG Mike Iupati , (I can only hope), or Ducasse, Johnson (ala) or pouncey…3rd rd we can get our c estes, or pouncey. It might be pretty cool to get the pouncey twins on the same line, but would wait until 3rd at earliest.
    I hope Iupati falls to us in the 2nd rd.

  28. @1nationraidernation
    Whoa there, cowboy. We all know what Davis is going to do with the #8 pick this year.
    Draft Darrius Heyward Bey….again

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