By Steve Corkran
Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 3:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is interviewing with general manager Reggie McKenzie for the Raiders coaching vacancy today, according to NFL.com.
Mornhingweg has spent the past nine seasons with the Eagles, the past eight directing one of the league’s most-productive offenses. He coached the Detroit Lions in 2001-02, when he compiled a 5-27 record.
Mornhinweg attended Oak Grove High School in San Jose and coached for the 49ers from 1997-2000.
In other news, the Miami Dolphins settled upon Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin to be their new head coach, which leaves Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Dolphins secondary coach Todd Bowles still on the open market.
McCoy canceled his planned interview with McKenzie on Wednesday so that he could concentrate on the Dolphins job. McKenzie reportedly wasn’t thrilled by McCoy’s change of plans.
Philbin’s hire also figures to quicken McKenzie’s pace if he has any intention of hiring one or more Packers coaches. Philbin no doubt will consider bringing along Winston Moss, Darren Perry and Tom Clements.
Moss is thought to be the front-runner for the Raiders coaching job, though he has yet to be interviewed.
Bowles and Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen are the only two candidates for the Raiders job known to have interviewed. ESPN’s Adam Schefter maintains that the Raiders interviewed New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. one week ago, though Saints general manager Mickely Loomis said it didn’t happen.
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