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Raiders finally fire Kiffin, promote O-line coach Cable

Updated: October 1, 2008, 9:26 AM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The inevitable became reality Tuesday when Lane Kiffin was fired by Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis.

In a one-paragraph release, the team said, "Lane Kiffin has been released as head coach of the Oakland Raiders for cause. "

Sources told ESPN that Kiffin was fired via the telephone and without pay.

"I reached a point where I felt that the whole staff were fractionalized, that the best thing to do to get this thing back was to make a change," Davis said during a lengthy ...

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