By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 8:48 am in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said upon arrival in Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl he could have a head coach in place by the end of the week.
“It could happen by Saturday,’’ McKenzie told CSN-Bay Area.
McKenzie did not confirm or deny any candidates reported by various media outlets. Regarding an NFL Network report that an interview with Packers assistant Winston Moss did not go well, McKenzie said, “That’s far from the truth.’’
Among the candidates who McKenzie has reportedly either talked to or plans to talk to include Miami interim coach (since replaced by Joe Philbin) Todd Bowles, Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, Philadelphia assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and Chicago offensive coordinator Mike Tice.
Eight scouts made the trip to Mobile to evaluate talent, McKenzie said. He said he is still evaluating the current staff and “I’m not in a hurry to hire and fire, at all.’’
Current coaches, those under contract and those whose contracts have expired, will be retained or dismissed at the discretion of the new head coach, McKenzie said.
Two assistants have already found other jobs _ defensive line coach Mike Waufle (St. Louis Rams) and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal (New York Jets).