As the Oakland Raiders continue to seek a new head coach, another candidate has emerged: Mike Tice.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Raiders have asked the Bears for permission to interview Tice, whom the Bears promoted from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator this month.
Tice was named interim head coach of the Vikings for the final game of the 2001 season, after Dennis Green was fired, and kept the job from 2002 through 2005. As a head coach he went 32-33 in the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs.
After getting fired in Minnesota, Tice spent three years as an assistant head coach in Jacksonville before joining the Bears’ staff in 2009.
The rapidly expanding list of candidates for the top job in Oakland also includes Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers and Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss.