Report: Raiders reached out to Harbaugh

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Raiders have spoken with Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh about becoming their next head coach, but he didn't show interest in the job, according to an ESPN report.

The Raiders did ask for and receive permission to interview Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson for the offensive coordinator position. It's not known when he will be interviewed.

There was no official offensive coordinator in Oakland last season, but head coach Tom Cable handled the duties as the play-caller.

Indications are that Cable is still serving as the Raiders' head coach, although there are reports that Oakland has been holding interviews for head-coaching candidates. Former Giants head coach Jim Fassel and former Raiders offensive coordinator Marc Trestman are apparently candidates that have received consideration. Fassel denied speaking with the Raiders on a radio show Wednesday.

Cable led the Raiders to a 5-11 record in 2009, and the team has not won more than five games in a season since ’02. Managing general partner Al Davis appears to be exploring his options for potential replacements before officially firing Cable.

If hired, Jackson will likely work closely with maligned QB JaMarcus Russell, who was benched by Cable last season.