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Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Oakland coaching update

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

The Oakland Raiders have denied a report that said defensive coordinator John Marshall has been let go.

“That is untrue,” Oakland senior executive John Herrera said Wednesday.

Herrera reiterated that the Raiders have begun the search for a head coach. He would not reveal who was interviewed or how many candidates have been interviewed. Herrera has also said the team has been reviewing the status of the assistant coaching staff, including Marshall, for a week and that it will continue. Herrera didn’t give a timetable for the hiring of a new coach for the evaluation of the coaching staff.

Oakland offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is considered a top candidate to be named the head coach and to replace Tom Cable. Former Oakland assistants Marc Trestman and Rob Ryan have been mentioned.