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Camp Confidential: Young Raiders share Kiffin's hunger

Coach Lane Kiffin is committed to returning the Raiders to excellence, and he's convinced his young skill players share the same mindset, writes Bill Williamson.

Originally Published: August 7, 2008
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com

NAPA, Calif. -- Lane Kiffin knows that if he is going to save his job and be the coach who restores the excellence in Oakland, he can't do it alone.

He knows he needs a core of young players to help pull the Raiders, who have won a league-low 19 games in the past five seasons, out of the NFL gutter.

Kiffin thinks he has a core worthy of sponsoring an Oakland revival. As a result of the recent silde, the Raiders have drafted high. However, after not taking advantage ...

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