Oakland Raiders Closer to Making a Decision on the Next Head Coach
The Oakland Raiders are currently in the mist of completing their search, on selecting the right candidate to fill-in the coaching vacancy left open after new GM Reggie McKenzie fired Hue Jackson. Former coach Jackson ended the season with a 8-8 record, just missing the playoffs. The future hiring of the next head coach will move the team forward into the new era of Raiders football.
The Raiders short list has grown within the last week to three prime candidates.
Oakland already met with, Green Bay Packers assistant coach Winston Moss about the possibility of hiring him as the next head coach of the Raiders. Moss was the favorite to occupy the head coaching position since the search started.
According to Adam Schefter, Moss and the Raiders held a four hour interview back on January 14. The discussion took place directly after the Packers walk-through practice as they prepared to take on the Giants.
On Tuesday Raiders excutives are schedualed to meet with Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice for an interview at the Senior Bowl. Additionally, according to Schefter Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has become a possible candidate for the silver and black as well.
Mornhinweg formerly worked with Raiders, McKenzie in Green Bay, while Brett Farve was quarterback, it’s believed he had a very impressive interview with the Raiders.
For Raider Nation expect one of these coaching candidates mentioned above to become the first head coach of the new Raiders regime. Taking the silver and black into the next era and bringing back the commitment to excellence the franchise.