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Marc Trestman to interview for Raiders

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Jack Del Rio's top choice for offensive coordinator is now scheduled for his interview with the Raiders. Marc Trestman has been heavily recruited by Del Rio of late. The former Bears head coach will come to Oakland for an interview in the coming days according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

When the Bears fired Trestman as head coach after two seasons on the job, he instantly had interest from several teams to interview for their vacant offensive coordinator positions. Among those interested parties were the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers, He had an interview with the Browns last week and left without signing a deal.

The last time Trestman was an offensive coordinator was for the Raiders in 2002-03. He was the OC when the Raiders became an offensive juggernaut, marching their way to the Super Bowl in 2002.

After taking the Montreal Alouettes to three-straight Grey Cup Championships, and winning two-straight, the Bears hired him as head coach. The Bears went 8-8 in 2013 with the 2nd ranked offense in the NFL, but the defense had slipped to being among the worst in the league and he was fired after going 5-11 last season.

With the considerable interest Del Rio is known to have in Trestman, I would expect the process to move quickly. Trestman would be the most important piece to the staff the Raiders hope to assemble.