Latest On Raiders Search For Head Coach

According to ESPN’s Bill Williamson, there have been indications the Raiders would like their coaching search to be a “fast process.”


As of now, only two coaches are reported to have interviewed – Seattle’s Darrell Bevell and Philadelphia’s Pat Shurmur. As far as head coaching experience, Bevell has none and Shurmur had a 9-23 record in two years as Browns HC.

Still in the mix are Eric Mangini, Tony Sparano, Todd Bowles, and Pep Hamilton – all of whom the Raiders have reportedly reached out to. As of now, Williamson says the Raiders have not contacted Jack Del Rio – a name to still keep an eye on.

As reported earlier, the Raiders would like a coach with experience, but they also need a coach who can develop Derek Carr. That means a defensive coach like Mangini or Del Rio would need to bring with them a suitable offensive coordinator.

One other note, the Oakland Tribune’s Jerry McDonald suggested the Raiders are only in “preliminary” stages of the coaching search.


Before it’s over, Davis will be a big part of the coaching search. Until that happens, nothing’s imminent.