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Extra Points: Dysfunctional Raiders exposed in Saffold drama

Extra Points: Dysfunctional Raiders exposed in Saffold drama

Philadelphia, Pa.On the surface, the Oakland Raiders' signing of Rodger Saffold seemed like a ludicrous deal.

Extra Points: Free agent frenzy

NFL fans who stopped at the grocery store on Tuesday afternoon or swung by school to pick up the kids after their extracurricular activities missed quite a bit.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 4, 2013.
By United Press International

Oakland Raiders CEO Amy Trask resigns

OAKLAND, Calif., May 11 (UPI) -- Amy Trask, chief executive officer of the Oakland Raiders, said Saturday she's leaving the NFL team.

COL BKB: Notre Dame 81, Purdue 68

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Jack Cooley and Eric Atkins combined for 35 points Saturday, elevating No. 24 Notre Dame over Purdue 81-68 at Indianapolis.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
By United Press International

Raiders' new GM fires Coach Hue Jackson

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have fired Coach Hue Jackson after just one season on the job, new General Manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday.

NFL: Oakland 25, Houston 20

HOUSTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Jason Campbell threw two touchdown passes, including a go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, and the grieving Oakland Raiders downed Houston 25-20.

Raiders CEO: Davis family to keep control

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Controlling interest of the Oakland Raiders will stay in the family following the death of longtime owner Al Davis, the team's chief executive says.
Raiders to honor Davis with their play

Raiders to honor Davis with their play

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died at the age of 82, the team announced Saturday on its Web site and at a players' meeting in Texas.

Hue Jackson tapped as Raiders head coach

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.
Raiders cut QB JaMarcus Russell

Raiders cut QB JaMarcus Russell

OAKLAND, Calif., May 6 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders released quarterback JaMarcus Russell Thursday, giving up on the first overall selection in the 2007 NFL draft.

Report: Lane Kiffin hired as USC coach

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Tennessee football Coach Lane Kiffin has agreed to become the University of Southern California's next coach, the school announced Tuesday.

Cable officially Raiders' head coach

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have settled on Tom Cable as the team's head coach, removing his interim tag, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Tuesday.

ESPN: Kiffin to be Vols' coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Lane Kiffin has reached an agreement to become the next football coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers, ESPN says.
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Al Davis
The late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis watches his team warm up prior to the AFC Championship Game in Oakland, January 19, 2003. Davis passed away at the age of 82 on Oct. 8, 2011. ts/Terry Schmitt UPI
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Allen "Al" Davis (born July 4, 1929, in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American football executive, who currently serves as the principal owner (titled as "president of the general partner" or "managing general partner," depending on the source) of the NFL's Oakland Raiders.

Born to a wealthy family in Brockton, Massachusetts, Davis spent his youth in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn and attended Erasmus Hall High School. He attended Wittenberg University and Syracuse University, where he earned a degree in English. Upon graduation, he began his coaching career as the line coach at Adelphi College from 1950 to 1951. From there Davis served as the head coach of the U.S. Army team at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia from 1952 to 1953. His next coaching assignment was as the line coach and chief recruiter for The Citadel. From 1957 to 1959 Davis was an offensive line coach at the University of Southern California.

Davis' first coaching experience in professional football came as the offensive end coach of the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers from 1960 to 1962.

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