Hue Jackson tapped as Raiders head coach

Jan. 18, 2011 at 9:18 PM

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders named offensive coordinator Hue Jackson the team's new head coach Tuesday, replacing the fired Tom Cable.

Owner Al Davis introduced Jackson at a press conference, saying he's counting on him to return the Raiders to their historic identity as a team with an explosive offense.

"Bring back those touchdowns in that coliseum," Davis said.

"I came here for one reason, to come back and help restore the great tradition of the Oakland Raiders," Jackson responded.

Jackson ran the NFL's 10th-ranked offense this season as the Raiders compiled an 8-8 record -- the first time since 2002 that Oakland didn't finish with a losing record.

Cable, who was dismissed after coaching the team to a 17-27 mark in three-plus seasons, was hired by the Seattle Seahawks Tuesday as their offensive line coach.

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