Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Gruden returns as Raiders' head coach

Gruden returns as Raiders' head coach

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden, right, smiles as he sits next to owner Mark Davis.

Gruden's hire provoked some suspicion nearly immediately upon being reported last week.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will take on more responsibilities at the line of scrimmage, new head coach Jon Gruden said. "If so, the Club violated the Rooney Rule, which was instituted by the National Football League in 2003 and requires teams to interview at least one candidate of color for open head coaching and general manager positions".

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, not only did the Raiders interview two minorities for their head coaching vacancy, the Fritz Pollard Alliance Foundation already acknowledged the team's compliance with the Rooney Rule. The Detroit Lions got fined $200,000 when it didn't interview a minority before hiring Steve Mariucci as coach in 2003. In requiring that teams interview non-white coaches, the rule not only has a direct result on the coaching ranks but also gives minority coaches a boost in profile and puts them on the teams' radars for future hires.

Wyche reported on NFL Network's Up to the Minute Live that the revised timeline of Gruden's hiring led to the Fritz Pollard Alliance's investigation request.

Gruden's career winning percentage during his first tenure as the team's head coach.

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An advocacy group is now questioning whether racism played a part in the Raiders' hire of Jon Gruden as their next head coach.

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday he interviewed two minority candidates before Gruden's hiring was announced.

The NFL is heading to a new destination in London, and the first match-up at English Premier League club Tottenham will be the Oakland Raiders against the Seattle Seahawks in October.

Gannon could not fully commit to Gruden, but the Raiders did immediately. He's obviously qualified. Once the Raiders found out that he was available, especially considering they'd pay him $100 million over 10 years, there was no other reasonable conclusion.

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