Tom Cable tabbed to be Raiders New head coach

Published on February 3, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

The Oakland Raiders are retaining head coach Tom Cable, officially removing the interim designation from his title more than five weeks after their season ended.

Cable went 4-8 after replacing Lane Kiffin with the Raiders (5-11), who have lost at least 11 games in six consecutive seasons. Cable, Kiffin’s former offensive line coach, rallied Oakland to back-to-back victories to end the season.

Oakland owner Al Davis interviewed a handful of candidates for the vacancy, but never seemed seriously inclined to replace Cable, valuing his organizational loyalty and leadership.

The Raiders will make the official announcement at a news conference Wednesday.

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