Former San Diego receivers coach James Lofton met with Lane Kiffin and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp today.
He wasn't hired today, but will continue talks with the Raiders.
Kiffin wasn't happy with the play of the receivers this season, which is why Charles Coe's role could change in 2008. Lofton is a former Raider, Hall of Fame receiver, and did a good job with the Chargers' receivers, I thought.
That he's been a candidate for the head job with the Raiders apparently wasn't an issue for Kiffin.
How this plays out remains to be seen. Will Kiffin quit? Will he be fired? Is Lofton the coach in waiting? Who really knows.
As of now, Kiffin is still the coach.
If you're interested in some other Raiders-related links, you might want to check out Peter King's take on the the last five years of Raiders football.
Also checkout Bucky Brooks, a former Raider that has a take that makes sense.
Al Davis feels betrayed.
I'd reported at the end of the season defensive line coach Keith Millard might be a target of Kiffin if he got to revamp the staff.
If you believe this report from the Senior Bowl, Kiffin told Millard to find a new job last week.
Considering all the drama that's surrounding Kiffin vs. Ryan, it would appear foolish for Kiffin to pull such a stunt.
Also, my boss is at the Super Bowl festivities.
I still haven't finished my position reviews. Provided no one fires anyone or no quits, I'll get back to my overview this week.