By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The agent for Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman told the Montreal Gazette his client had not interviewed with the Raiders.
“All I can tell you is he’s the head coach of the Als,” Darren Weiner said. “He has not interviewed for any job, nor is he trying to position himself for any jobs.”
By “the Als,” we’re assuming Weiner means “Alouettes” as opposed to the Oakland Als (as in Davis).
Speaking of Davis, John Herrera was authorized to give a statement to the effect that the Raiders have not been interviewing head coaching candidates and that in fact Davis has had lengthy discussions with incumbent Tom Cable.
According to published and Internet reports, the Raiders have either contacted or interviewed Trestman, former Giants coach Jim Fassel and Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh. Fassel denied being contacted by the Raiders in an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio.
“The reports that we’ve interviewed prospective head coaches is totally untrue, totally false,” said Herrera, adding that those reports were were “absolutely untrue, false and completely irresponsible.”
(That’s right. Both absolutely untrue and false at the same time).
As for reports about potential assistants (line coach Mike Waufle, Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson), Herrera said, “A lot of people have called inquiring about coaching positions, as that’s par for the course at this time of the year.”
Herrera refuted reports that characterized Davis’ talks with Cable as “brief,” saying, “Mr. Davis has had meetings of substance and depth with Tom Cable since the season ended,” but stopped short of saying those meetings were evidence Cable will remain the coach during the 2010 season.
Basically, we’ve got denials all around, no one on the record and Cable still hanging in there, awaiting his fate, hoping to remain the Raiders head coach.