As a raider fan, the diiappointment I've sxperinced the past 7 seasons has led me to belive we need to find quality coaches.
Looking ahead to 2010, I'm hoping management will address one of our glaring needs, teaching high level consistancy on the offensive side of the ball. Tom Cable has shown the ability to get the team to play inspired football at times. but as we all know his role as the OC has failed miserably. I don't believe we need to change head coaches again. we just need better assistants.
So, my wish is to bring in a college coach that has great potential as an NFL OC. One glaring name to consider is the Universisty of Houston Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Dana Holgorsen(2nd yr).
Houston offense finished second nationally in both total offense (562.8 yards per game) and passing yards (401.6 yards per game) and 10th in scoring (40.6 points per game).
Before that he coached at Texas Tech, where he served as the Red Raiders offensive coordinator for three seasons. Overall, he spent eight seasons in Lubbock. Holgorsen's 2007 offense led the nation in passing (470.31 ypg) and ranked second in total offense (529.62 ypg). The Red Raiders also ranked among the NCAA's top-10 in scoring offense (7th/40.92 ppg) and passing efficiency (5th/156.74).
Good teachers produce good students. If Al Davis is going to continue to be President at Oakland, he would do well to hire good teachers.
PS. I couldn't past his picture, the media link to paste the url froze my window.