For anyone that is interested in what happened to Paul Hackett or that are tired of Brett Favre threads:From Profootballtalk.com: http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/07/13/raiders-looking-to-add-hackett/RAIDERS LOOKING TO ADD HACKETT
The Oakland Raiders appear to be on the verge of adding Paul Hackett to their coaching staff.
Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times
reports that head coach Lane Kiffin and Hackett have talked, although nothing will be finalized until Kiffin returns from vacation. Hackett would be an offensive assistant, but itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s not known what his title would be.
The most intriguing part of McDonaldĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s report is his theory that Raiders owner Al Davis would view Hackett as an immediate in-house candidate
if Kiffin were to leave.
After reports this off-season that Davis wanted Kiffin to resign, and that Davis hired James Lofton as an assistant without consulting Kiffin
, any change to the coaching staff has to be followed by questions of whether the change was at the behest of Kiffin or of Davis. However, Hackett has a good relationship with both Kiffin and his father Monte Kiffin, and itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s questionable whether Davis would want Hackett running his team. As head coach at USC and the University of Pittsburgh, and as the ChiefsĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ and JetsĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ offensive coordinator, Hackett has earned a reputation for an overly conservative offensive philosophy.
Hackett was the BuccaneersĂ˘â‚¬â„˘ quarterbacks coach last season but was not retained this year.