This from Lane Kiffin (from an Associated Press story) from the NFL Owners Meetings in Florida:
On working for Al Davis:
"It's very unique. He's an owner who is very hands-on, prides himself on his knowledge of football. It's not the easiest job. I know people have left because of that. Al is very demanding. At the same time, he is someone who has done a lot of things in this league — coach, (AFL) commissioner, owner — and has a lot of knowledge."
On defensive coordinator Rob Ryan:
"At the end of the season, Rob and I had a meeting and Rob felt it was in his best interest to go somewhere else. I met with the owner and expressed that with Al, we talked about a lot of things and a lot of different scenarios that could come up, and Al decided to stay with Rob. Rob has one year left on his contract. ... I've always had a strong and very good relationship with Rob."
There's also this from ESPN:
On Darren McFadden: "[McFadden] is a phenomenal player .... But we really don't have a big need at running back."
Kiffin said the team's biggest need is on the defensive line. He added trading down in the draft is a possibility.
He added that JaMarcus Russell wouldn't be as effective if he weighed 260 because of his frame, according to the report.