Former Raiders coach Hue Jackson hasn’t been able to find a new job outside of his current team this offseason. But he has landed two of them in Cincinnati.
Jackson, who became the running backs coach last week, has now been named a “special assistant” to coach Marvin Lewis.
That’s presumably different from assistant head coach, a job that belongs to offensive line coach Paul Alexander. So maybe it’s more like “assistant to the head coach.”
“People in football know what kind of offensive mind Hue brings to a staff, so he’s going to be great with our running backs” coach Marvin Lewis said in a release. “And I’m going to take better advantage of his expertise in all aspects of football and coaching, which is very wide. He will help me be more effective in a number of ways.”
The move also positions Jackson to get more credit for the team’s success (if it’s successful in 2013), which in turn could get Jackson some/any head-coaching interviews next January.