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Al Saunders to direct Oakland offensive

Al Saunders to direct Oakland offensive

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Al Saunders, a consultant with Baltimore the past two seasons, Tuesday was hired as the Oakland Raiders' offensive coordinator.

Rams make Saunders offensive coordinator

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Al Saunders, dismissed last weekend by the Washington Redskins, was hired Wednesday as offensive coordinator by the St. Louis Rams.

Redskins fire top two assistant coaches

ASHBURN, Va., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins Saturday fired two fan-popular assistants while their head coaching position remained vacant.

Redskins coach settles in new role

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins head coach and team president Joe Gibbs said relinquishing control of the offense has allowed him to manage the NFL team at a macro level.

Raiders talking to Louisville's Petrino

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Oakland Raiders have met with University of Louisville Coach Bobby Petrino about its vacant head coaching position.

Analysis: Nebraska hits a road block

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The University of Nebraska appears to be getting a wake-up call on the college football front.
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Zimmer gets contract extension

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Two days after interviewing for the head coach's job at Nebraska, Mike Zimmer has signed a three-year contract extension to stay with the Dallas Cowboys.

Kansas City 48, Miami 30

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Trent Green passed for a career-high five touchdowns Sunday, including three to Tony Gonzalez, to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 48-30 victory over the Miami

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Al Saunders (born February 1, 1947) is the current Offensive Coordinator for the Oakland Raiders.

Born in London, England, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1960, and is one of four foreign-born coaches in the NFL. In college played Defensive Back and Wide Receiver for the Spartans of San Jose State University (SJSU) from 1966–1968 where he was a three-year starter, team captain, and an Academic All-American. Saunders also joined Theta Chi Fraternity while at SJSU.

In the 1970s, Al Saunders joined the coaching staff at USC and San Diego State University (SDSU), whose SDSU Aztecs were then under the control of Head Coach Don Coryell. Saunders would go with Coryell to NFL when Coryell became the head coach of the San Diego Chargers.

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