Hue Jackson Fired: Raiders Make Big Change as Reggie McKenzie Regime Begins

Hue Jackson's tenure as head coach of the Oakland Raiders ended almost as fast as it began. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the team fired Jackson after just one season. The news is not a complete surprise considering the way the team finished the season and Reggie McKenzie taking over as general manager. 

UPDATE: January 10, 2:45pm EST

According to's Henry Wofford,

"Hue Jackson said he was shocked by his firing as head coach of the Raiders, a move that was made by new GM Reggie McKenzie in a Tuesday morning meeting.

'You know I did everything possible to keep my job,' Jackson told Comcast SportsNet California. 'McKenzie told me I am not in his plans for the future.'"

The Raiders were contenders in the AFC West this season, and looked like the team to beat after a 6-4 start. But losing Darren McFadden to a foot injury and Carson Palmer's turnover problems eventually doomed this team down the stretch. 

Jackson made headlines after the regular season finale against San Diego for throwing his players under the bus after the game. 

“I’m pissed at my team and at some point in time as a group of men you go in the game and you can say whatever you want about coaches but you go win the game,” Jackson said after the loss.  “Here’s your time to make some plays.”

Now the speculation will begin about who is going to take over this franchise. The Raiders have not been a model of stability; this will be their seventh different head coach since 2002. 

According to Jason La Canfora of, one name to keep in mind is Green Bay Packers assistant coach Winston Moss.

Moss and McKenzie have a history with each other; McKenzie previously worked for the Packers as the Director of Football Operations before taking over as the Raiders general manager. They have worked toge...

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