By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 at 10:31 am in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders requested permission to talk to New York Jets defensive backs coach Dennis Thurman about the vacant defensive coordinator position but were told no, according to the Twitter account of Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.
(Yes, I’m pretty sure this is the real Jay Glazer, unlike the erroneous information I passed along Wednesday).
Thurman was on the Baltimore Ravens’ staff with Hue Jackson before joining the New York Jets in 2009 and also worked with Jackson for a year on the USC staff in 2000.
Teams can deny permission to speak to coaches even in the case of a promotion unless it is for a head coaching job.