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Former Raiders coach Shanahan feels Kiffin's pain after firing

Updated: October 1, 2008, 7:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Mike Shanahan feels Lane Kiffin's pain -- or is it relief?

Like Kiffin, who was jettisoned by the Oakland Raiders this week, Shanahan was fired by Al Davis four games into the 1989 season with a pledge by the enigmatic owner not to pay him what was left on his contract.

"I was a little disappointed, to be honest with you. When you take a look at it, I was there 582 days. Lane Kiffin was there 616 days. So, what it really means is that Al Davis liked Lane more than ...

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