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King: Kiffin Only a 50-50 Chance of Being Coach in 08

The rumors of Lane Kiffin not being the Raiders head coach in 2008 just won’t seem to go away.  Today in Peter King’s “Monday Morning Quarterback” column, he states that Kiffin is be no means a lock to return.  Here are his comments:  “Lane Kiffin may have been here representing the Raiders as their head coach, but I say it’s no better than 50-50 that he’ll coach Oakland this fall. Trust me on this one, Raider Nation. I’m not trying to stoke the fires or keep beating a dead horse.

If you recall, I said in Week 17 of the regular season that I thought Kiffin was even money to be fired. You’d think if he were still on board almost two months later that everything would be smoothed over. But he’s still not talking to the defensive coordinator he wishes he could have fired after the season, Rob Ryan; owner Al Davis prevented that coaching change. There’s more backbiting inside the coaching staff and front office than in any other front office in football. As ridiculous as it sounds, I think there’s just as much of a chance that James Lofton will be head coach on opening day as Kiffin.”

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2 Responses to “King: Kiffin Only a 50-50 Chance of Being Coach in 08”

  1. Gman says:

    Maybe Al wants Rob Ryan to run things eventually and plans to let James Lofton take on the defensive tasks. I like that. It’s kind of like grooming a coach to take over. When was the last time you saw a college coach come in and light the NFL on fire anyway? Forget about Kiff, he’s just part of the rebuild project. Rob is the man and soon you’ll all be talking about how great a choice it was.

  2. lofton is a nobody.keep kid kiffin!

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