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The Raiders continue to fill up Dennis Allen’s first coaching staff, with the addition of two new assistant coaches.

The team announced today that Johnny Holland (pictured) has been hired to serve as linebackers coach, and Keith Burns will hold the title of assistant special teams coach.

Burns has coached for 28 years at the college level, most recently as assistant coach/secondary at Mississippi.  Holland was out of coaching in 2011 after spending five years as linebackers coach with the Texans.

He previously worked for the Lions and Packers, with a three-year gap in his coaching resume from 2000 through 2003.  Holland played for the Packers through 1994 and worked as a defensive quality control assistant on the Super Bowl XXXI championship and Super Bowl XXXII runner-up Packers teams.

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14 Responses to “Raiders add a couple of coaches”
  1. norcal031 says: Feb 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    Great a guy who coached an SEC secondary and the linebacker coach of the texans when they couldn’t stop anyone……

  2. lilcuzzy says: Feb 9, 2012 7:42 PM

    The Raiders continue to hire coaches who are experienced but not house-hold names, I really like and respect that… As we have seen bringing in former players we all loved to coach doesnt work . IE : Art Shell, Jackie Slater, Greg Biekert, Rod Woodson, Willie Brown, Freddie Biletnikoff … Im sure there are some im forgetting as well.

  3. steelerhypocrite says: Feb 9, 2012 7:43 PM

    Now if the Raiders could only add some talent…

  4. numberoneinthehoodg says: Feb 9, 2012 8:01 PM

    How do you get hired at Oakland?

    CB4 says:
    Be biggity biggity black y’all. Cause I’m black y’all. etc…

  5. westcoastraider says: Feb 9, 2012 8:05 PM

    I sure hope allen and mckenzie know what the hell they are doing…

  6. raidermick says: Feb 9, 2012 8:25 PM

    okay thanks….

  7. dondiraider says: Feb 9, 2012 8:33 PM

    Today’s hiring announcements bring the rating to an 8 out of 10 for the new staff now that we have Hoffmans’ replacement in Burns! Two more ( DL & DB) good hires gets us to a 9/10! Not bad for a rookie head coach! I hope I am wrong about Hoffman but how do you lose a division by getting not one but TWO field goals blocked in the same game?!?!

  8. radrntn says: Feb 9, 2012 8:46 PM

    GO RAIDERS!!!!

  9. lumpinyourthroat says: Feb 9, 2012 8:50 PM

    Man there sure are a’lot of dorks sitting behind there keyboards who would have been able to put a much better coaching staff together. Just ask them

  10. lemmam says: Feb 9, 2012 9:10 PM

    Johnny Holland coached the Texans LB’s in 2009 & 2010. He played high school ball 45 min south of College Station down in Hempstead. He played his college ball at Texas A&M and was a legend there. So he and the Head Coach Allen have A&M as their common denominator

  11. lemmam says: Feb 9, 2012 9:14 PM

    @lumpinyour – truer words have never been spoken. The people that criticize coaching moves and player transactions have no clue on what happens with NFL teams. I know this because I’m a part-time (Game Day) employee, chain crew member of an NFL team. I also work as an official during their training camp and practices. From what I’ve seen – if I were an NFL player I would grab as much money as possible as soon as I could. It’s a cut-throat business.

  12. amgdds says: Feb 9, 2012 10:15 PM

    Yessss! Johnny Holland!!!!! Wait, who?

  13. raiderrob21 says: Feb 10, 2012 12:21 AM

    REALLY? you guys are actually upset/making fun of a teams hiring of a LB Coach and an ASSISTANT SPECIAL TEAMS COACH? Most of us cant name or care about all the LB coaches and assistant sp teams coaches in the league! Cmon man, wise up!

    RAIDER NATION!!!

  14. jimmysee says: Feb 10, 2012 8:48 AM

    Green Bay West.

    (That’s a good thing.)

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