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NFL Says Raiders Complied With Rooney Rule in Hiring of Jon Gruden

The NFL said Friday that the Raiders complied with the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach, the Associated Press reports. The league said a review found the Raiders conducted “bona fide” interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for the fired Jack Del Rio. The “Rooney Rule” requires […]

NFL Officially Looking Into if the Raiders Violated the ‘Rooney Rule’ in Hiring Gruden

The NFL said Thursday it will investigate whether the Raiders violated the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as coach, the Associated Press reports. The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for the investigation on Wednesday out of concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement with Gruden before the team interviewed any minority […]

Count Skip Bayless as a Huge Fan of the Hire of New Raiders Coach Jon Gruden

There’s one big fan of the Raiders hire of coach Jon Gruden among many who took to his show today to talk about it, and that’s Skip Bayless of Fox Sports. On the show “Undisputed” with Shannon Sharpe, Bayless said Gruden to Oakland is a perfect fit for both he and the team as they […]

Video: New Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Says Oakland Will Quickly Be a Winner Again

Raider Nation was front and center on Tuesday, as new head coach Jon Gruden was introduced, and right away laid out a plan for the Raiders to be a winner – quickly. If you are a Raiders fan and don’t get pumped up at the video of Gruden below – you might want to check […]

New Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Getting a Very Expensive Staff Together

It’s not taking new Raiders coach Jon Gruden long to get what’s going to be a very expensive staff in place as he takes over for Jack Del Rio in Oakland. The new coach is bringing in Rams quarterback coach Greg Olson to be the teams’ offensive coordinator, and Bengals defensive assistant Paul Guenther to […]

Can Jon Gruden and QB Derek Carr Mesh? There’s ‘Real Concern’ They Cannot

Now that it’s official that Jon Gruden is coming back to the Raiders, Pro Football Talk reports there’s “real concern” about his ability to mesh with current Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr. Despite Gruden’s cheerful albeit intense demeanor on television, he does not have the reputation of being a supportive-kind of “players’ coach”. “Jon Gruden […]

It’s Happening – Jon Gruden Coming Back to Coach the Raiders, Presser on Tuesday

He’s baaaccckkkkkkk. After watching from a desk at ESPN for nine years, Jon Gruden is bringing his ‘Chucky’ look back to the Silver and Black, as he’s going to be introduced as the new Raiders head coach on Tuesday. Gruden has already secured his defensive coordinator, as Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is coming to […]

The Fritz Pollard Alliance Not Concerned That the Raiders will Skirt Rooney Rule in Coach Hiring

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which has promoted equal opportunities for minorities in NFL hiring since its founding in 2003, downplayed concerns Tuesday over the Raiders’ potentially skirting the Rooney Rule amid a deal with Jon Gruden appearing imminent. “I would trust the judgment and integrity of [Raiders owner] Mark Davis and [general manager] Reggie McKenzie […]