Raiders Fire Coach Hue Jackson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oakland Raiders have fired coach Hue Jackson after one season and a disappointing 8-8 record.

ESPN first reported Jackson’s firing. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move had not yet been announced ahead of the Raiders’ scheduled 2 p.m. PST news conference to introduce new general manager Reggie McKenzie.

The Raiders missed the playoffs for the ninth straight year, losing four out of five after a promising 7-4 start.

Jackson was promoted from offensive coordinator by late owner Al Davis, who died Oct. 8. Davis’ son, Mark, is now making some of the top decisions.

Jackson made the debated October trade for quarterback Carson Palmer after starter Jason Campbell was lost for the season to injury.

Jackson played quarterback at UOP in Stockton in the mid-1980’s before getting into coaching.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

  • Tom

    Like this is a shock ownership always looking for a one hit wonder . Now with al gone lets see if any will apply for the job .

  • Ikaika

    That’s sad. They really didn’t let him prove that he can turn the team around; stuff like that takes time and apparently the 8-8 first time out isn’t good enough.

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