By Steve Corkran
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 4:18 pm in Oakland Raiders.
New general manager Reggie McKenzie has an interview planned with Todd Bowles as a potential replacement for fired head coach Hue Jackson, according to an ESPN report.
Bowles, 48, replaced fired Miami Dolphins coach Tony Sparano 13 games into this season and managed a 2-1 record the rest of the way.
Bowles, who played in the NFL for eight seasons, interviewed for the Dolphins vacancy the day after the season ended, but he has yet to be told whether he is getting the job.
Bowles interviewed with the Dallas Cowboys last year for the job that went to interim coach Jason Garrett. He is considered a bright prospect who has a knack for connecting with his players and getting the most out of them.
Bowles’ history as an assistant is that of a secondary coach. Therefore, he also could help the Raiders in that problem area if he is hired by McKenzie.
McKenzie said he isn’t going to waste any time in reshaping the Raiders. This is evidence that he already has a plan in place.
He said Tuesday at his introductory news conference that he has a short list of candidates. Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss is thought to be atop that list, though no interview has been scheduled because Moss still is in the middle of his season.
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