Kiffin not concerned about job status

September, 21, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Perhaps he's in denial.

Oakland Raiders coach Lane Kiffin took a business-as-usual approach after the Buffalo Bills scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Raiders, 24-23, with a field goal at the gun.

Al Davis could not have been pleased.

Reports out of Oakland had been portending Kiffin's ouster since their abominable loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1.

Kiffin was asked if he thought he would have a team to coach this week.

"I wasn't thinking that," Kiffin replied. "I don't even think about that because what is that going to do? I'm going to watch the film on the way home, like I always do of the game, and see how we can get better. I can't control the other stuff."

He then was asked if he knew any new information about his status.

"No, I don't," Kiffin said.

The Raiders led by nine points with 6:23 to play, but were done in by discipline and fatigue.

Gibril Wilson was ejected with 7:59 left, leaving the job to rookie Tyvon Branch. Defensive tackle Gerard Warren was out with a neck injury. Derrick Burgess missed plays because of a shoulder problem.

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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