When asked specifically if he is in the running, Gruden said he is hopeful the Raiders want him. "I've known him for a while".
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While Del Rio losing his job didn't surprise many, the timing did, as owner Mark Davis fired Del Rio while he was on his way to the locker room immediately after the game. Manish Mehta of The New York Daily News reports that New York Jets offensive coordinator John Morton will be a target of Gruden's should he officially be tabbed by the Raiders. Which will be critical for the Raiders during what likely will be their past year in Oakland.
Gruden's tenure ended shortly after the "Tuck Rule" loss to the New England Patriots when he was traded the following month to Tampa Bay for two first-round draft picks, two second-rounders and $8 million.
So the question is, if Gruden isn't coming to Tampa then where will he go?
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If Richardson hauls in the pass from Johnson, we are having a completely different conversation but that wasn't the case. But it was the Kentucky coaching staff that was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct for reacting to the play.
Pagano finished his first head coaching job with a 56-46 record, including a 3-3 mark in the playoffs.
Del Rio was sacked following the 30-10 defeat to the Chargers, leading to the current search.
Tom Flores was the first Hispanic coach to win a Super Bowl and the team also hired Hue Jackson as coach in 2011 and now employs Reggie McKenzie as general manager. Another wrinkle: The Raiders are set to move to Las Vegas in the next few seasons, though they will remain in California at least through 2018.