Earlier today, word emerged that the San Francisco 49ers sought permission to interview Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
Per Jerry McDonald of InsideBayArea.com, Raiders owner Al Davis has granted said permission.
“The 49ers asked and Al said yes,” senior executive John Herrera said. “He’s happy for Hue.”
Of course the Raiders said yes. They really had no choice. Since Jackson is being interviewed for the head-coaching position, the 49ers have the right to talk to him and to hire him.
Whether they will or not remains to be seen, especially since it has been reported that Raiders coach Tom Cable won’t be returning, and that he presumably will be replaced by Jackson.