Just spoke with John Herrera from the Raiders again.
I wanted to clarify if the Raiders were denying the entire report after I was told by a very reliable source that hasn't been wrong once that Al Davis did send Kiffin a letter asking for his resignation.
Herrera said Davis was bothered when he saw reports that Kiffin was a candidate for the Arkansas job, as I'd been told.
The Raiders' spin is that like the Rob Ryan situation, this is all speculation. Kiffin is their coach and he hasn't been stripped of any duties as reported by other outlets.
It's been reported Kiffin and Mark Jackson, who was hired at the request of Kiffin to assist him, had been banned from meetings and making any decisions.
Jackson's title is the director of football development, but he's known around other circles as the man that caused JaMarcus Russell's development to be stalled with his inexperience trying to negotiate the deal.
I've already missed most of Friday Night Smackdown chasing this story. Then the Lakers lost (I'm paging Lamar Odom. Can you score in double figures?).
Stay tuned. I'll be back with more tomorrow. I plan on going to see Cal play Stanford in Berkeley and just hope this story doesn't ruin my time rooting against the Furd.