An interesting thing happened today. The Raiders, in the midst of a head coaching search, removed the entire coaching staff page from their official team website.
Prior to the page’s removal, the only names that had been removed were that of former head coach Hue Jackson and wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal. Even after it was revealed that defensive line coach Mike Waufle had signed with the St Louis Rams, his name remained along with the rest of the 2011 coaching staff.
The coaching staff’s contracts expired a week ago and no word had come out about any of them being notified they were retained. This could be a sign of a complete overhaul of the coaching staff which new General Manager Reggie McKenzie said will be chosen by the next head coach.
McKenzie also said he hopes to have the new head coach in place by the end of this week, at which point we should see the staff begin to fill out and the return of the page on the website.
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