Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Raiders' search moves on
By Bill Williamson
The Oakland Raiders are continuing their coaching search.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting former Detroit Lions head coach and current Philadelphia Eagles assistant Marty Mornhinweg will interview for the job. He and Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie worked together in Green Bay. He is the fifth name to emerge on the interview list.
Mornhinweg joins the Denver Broncos' Mike McCoy and Dennis Allen, former Miami Dolphins interim coach Todd Bowles and New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael on the interview list. Some Green Bay assistants are expected to be interviewed as well. Of the five people on the list, three are offensive coaches and two are defensive coaches. Mornhinweg is the only coach on the current list with NFL head-coaching experience that wasn't on an interim basis.
Schefter is also reporting Miami is bringing back McCoy for a second interview. He interviewed with the Dolphins on Monday. He is set to interview with the Raiders on Wednesday, so there could be competition for McCoy.
Also, Schefter reports Miami is bringing back Bowles and Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin back for second interviews. Bowles has interviewed with the Raiders and Philbin is reportedly on the Raiders’ list.