After interviewing several candidates, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis decided to make interim coach Tom Cable the head man for the 2009 NFL season. Cable led the team to a 4-8 record after replacing Lane Kiffin, the Raiders finished 5-11.
Cable joined the Raiders in 2007 as the offensive line coach; his only head coach experience came at Idaho (2000-2003). Cable went 11-35 in four seasons at Idaho.
Cable is the franchise’s fifth coach in 7 seasons and the team hasn’t had a winning record since 2002.
Team owner Al Davis, is known to fire coaches after 1 or 2 seasons. This trend has directly led to the team’s lack of stability and coherence over the past six seasons.
Once again the franchise is starting fresh with a new coaching staff but to complete the transformation Al Davis needs to step down or relinquish control of football operations. With Davis in power, Cable will be head coach of the Raiders for a maximum of 2 years, unless he leads the team to the playoffs.