Raiders Conducting Head Coach, GM Interviews

Source: Rick Scuteri/AP

The Raiders have interviewed numerous candidates for their open head coach and general manager positions in the last several days. Among the candidates interviewed for the position was interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, who more than earned his interview after the season the Raiders managed to have after Jon Gruden’s resignation in October.

The Raiders have also completed an interview with Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo. Mayo is a former linebacker who played eight seasons with the Patriots and won Super Bowl XLIX against the Seattle Seahawks in 2014 and joined the Patriots coaching staff in 2019.

The Raiders will interview Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles tomorrow. Bowles is also a recent Super Bowl champion, winning Super Bowl LV with the Buccaneers last season. Bowles’ first NFL coaching job was with the Jets in 2000 as a secondary coach. Bowles’ only head coaching experience also came with the Jets from 2015-2018.

The Raiders are reportedly working to schedule an interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, but with the 49ers set to face the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game, no interview is scheduled as of now. Ryans is also a former linebacker who played for both the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles during his 10-year career.

Despite a whirlwind of rumors connecting University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh to the Raiders, no interview has been conducted and none appears to be scheduled.

The Raiders’ search to hire a general manager has been gaining steam. Here is a list of candidates for the vacant GM position:

  • Trey Brown, Cincinnati Bengals (Scout)
  • Ed Dodds, Indianapolis Colts (Assistant General Manager)
  • Brandon Hunt, Pittsburgh Steelers (Scouting Coordinator)
  • Dwayne Joseph, Las Vegas Raiders (Director of Pro Personnel)
  • Champ Kelly, Chicago Bears (Assistant Director of Player Personnel)
  • John Spytek, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Vice President of Player Personnel)
  • Ruston Webster, Pittsburgh Steelers (Pro Scouting Coordinator)
  • Dave Ziegler, New England Patriots (Director of Player Personnel)

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