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Allen was on a fast track to HC job

Spent a lot of time the last two days digging into the background of Dennis Allen, the choice of Reggie McKenzie to be the next coach of the Raiders.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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McClain to stand trial

Raiders starting middle linebacker Rolando McClain was ordered to stand trial May 17 for allegedly punching a man, threatening to kill him and firing a pistol next to his ear. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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McKenzie has ‘handshake agreement’ with Allen

Spoke with several people at the Raiders since word broke that they had agreed to hire Dennis Allen as the replacement for fired head coach Hue Jackson. Every person interviewed said this is general manager Reggie McKenzie’s show, and they are waiting for word from him just like everyone else. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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Raiders hire Allen to replace fired Jackson

The Raiders have reached agreement with Dennis Allen to be their head coach, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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CSN-Bay Area: No negotiations with Allen yet

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was scheduled to meet with Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen Tuesday night for a second interview for the club’s vacant head coaching job, but McKenzie told CSN-Bay Area reports of “negotiations’’ were premature.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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ESPN: Allen is Raiders’ choice as HC

The Raiders are negotiating with Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen to become their head coach, according to ESPN.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
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Raiders without more than head coach right now; Tice scratched

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is in Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl. He arrived there Monday, with eight scouts in tow and no coordinators or assistant coaches. For good reason: all effectively are out of work.
For now, at least. The Raiders removed the coaches page from their official website. That lends further credence to McKenzie’s stance that whoever he hires as the replacement for the fired Hue Jackson will be allowed to hire his own staff.
Given that, some, most or none of the coaches from Jackson’s staff will be back in 2012, even those whose contracts haven’t expired.
Defensive line coach Mike Waufle and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal already bolted, with Waufle going to the St. Louis Rams and Lal to the New York Jets in the same capacity they served the Raiders.
During his few days in Mobile, McKenzie intends to interview some prospective candidates for the Raiders head coaching vacancy.
His scheduled interview with Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice on Tuesday has been canceled, according to multiple reports from Chicago.
“I was disappointed I wasn’t able to complete the interview process,” Tice told ESPNChicago.com. “But let me say this: I’m very excited about the opportunity and the new position I have with the Bears. I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. And I think there are some great reasons to be in Chicago.”

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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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Raiders live chat here Tuesday at noon

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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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The Dennis Allen file

Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, reportedly the subject of a second interview with general manager Reggie McKenzie in the search for a new head coach, came to Denver after three years coaching defensive backs with the New Orleans Saints.
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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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ESPN: Allen gets second interview

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is believed to be the first Raiders head coaching candidate to receive a second interview.
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Posted on Monday, January 23rd, 2012
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