Hue Jackson Replaces Tom Cable as Oakland Raiders Head Coach

An 8-8 NFL team can usually expect its head coach to return next season, especially if it's an improvement over previous seasons.

But then again, when the NFL team is owned by Al Davis, you never know what can happen.

After choosing not to fire Tom Cable in the wake of alleged assault against an assistant coach, Davis chose not to renew Cable's contract after his Raiders went undefeated in the AFC West.

Go figure.

Davis has chosen to promote from within the Raider organization to replace Cable, hiring offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.

He is the fifth head coach to be hired by Oakland since its last playoff season, when the Raiders won the 2002 AFC Championship.

Jackson was hired as the Raiders' offensive coordinator in 2010, and oversaw an offense that scored twice as many points this past season than it did in 2009. And that's with the likes of Jason Campbell and Bruce Gradkowski under center.

So we may expect some offensive firepower from Raider Nation in 2011.

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