Despite reports that they were interviewing candidates for the job, the Oakland Raiders have decided to retain Tom Cable as head coach for the 2010 season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
When contacted, Raiders spokesman John Herrera did not confirm that Cable would remain coach for the 2010 season, saying only that, despite meetings into the night the past two days, no decision has been reached.
Cable had one year remaining on his contract. But after meeting with Cable again this week, Davis made a decision that will be popular among players by keeping his head coach in place, the source said.
Cable had widespread support throughout the players in the Raiders locker room.
But his return does not mean changes will not be made. Oakland will tinker with its assistant coaches. It did so Friday when it brought back defensive line coach Mike Waufle.
Good job by Davis for finally making a decision.
Now the question becomes how much of the season Davis gives his head coach before deciding to fire him because he didn’t work wonders on JaMarcus Russell. I’m setting the over/under at 6.5 weeks.