Monday, January 21, 2013
Evening AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Former Miami Dolphins head coach and former New York Jets’ offensive coordinator Tony Sparano is a potential offensive line coaching candidate in Oakland. He interviewed for the same job in Kansas City, but new Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid hired Andy Heck instead.
I think Sparano would be a good addition to the Oakland Raiders staff because of his experience. He also has a good track record as an offensive line coach. Oakland is also looking for a linebackers coach.
Meanwhile, Juan Castillo joined the Baltimore Ravens staff. Oakland interviewed him for its open offensive line coaching job.
The San Diego Chargers made the hiring of quarterbacks coach Frank Reich official. U-T San Diego reports tight ends coach Jason Michael is being retained, but offensive line coach Hal Hunter was dismissed. They are also changing their strength and conditioning coaching staff.