Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson will interview for the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator job, according to league sources.
As Raiders owner Al Davis mulls whether or not to keep Tom Cable as head coach, he is investigating several options as possible head coach and assistant coaches for the 2010 staff.
Jackson is highly regarded for his work with quarterbacks, and Davis has made it a priority to get a return on investment from former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell. At this point, it is unclear to many candidates whether or not they would be working with the current regime or a new one.
Should Davis make a change, Jim Fassel (former Giants head coach), Kevin Gilbride (current Giants offensive coordinator), Winston Moss (assistant head coach/inside linebackers, Green Bay) and Marc Trestman (currently coaching in the CFL) are names to keep an eye on. Davis also has a strong fondness for Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh, sources said, but landing him would be very difficult.
Many coaches and execs in Oakland have been bracing for big changes, including Cable’s departure, but Cable himself is in limbo about his future to this point, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
With the Senior Bowl coming up Jan. 30 and the start of the 2010 league year not too far away, it would stand to reason the Raiders would want to resolve this situation quickly.