Kiffin on Al Davis death

October, 8, 2011
10/08/11
3:54
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A statement from USC coach Lane Kiffin, who was the Oakland Raiders coach from 2007-08, on the passing of Al Davis.
I was very saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Al Davis. He was an iconic figure in the history of professional football and built a truly legendary franchise with the Raiders. I consider myself fortunate to have known him and to have been a part of that Raiders history. Even though our relationship did not end the way I would have liked, I have nothing but the greatest respect for Mr. Davis and I truly appreciate the opportunity he afforded me and so many young coaches, players and staff. My thoughts go out to his family and to the family and fans of the Raiders past and present.

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