The Oakland Raiders (as opposed to the Poughkeepsie Raiders) announced the promotion of offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to head coach, and all anyone can talk about is the disgusting head of Raiders owner Al Davis. What the hell is going on with that head? It looks like a zombie blew his nose on it. Yep, that’s all the commentary I have. Oh, and he looks like the Cryptkeeper from that one show. There. Done.
The Hue Jackson hiring should wrap up this year’s NFL coaching carousel, as all six head coaching vacancies in the league have been filled. Former Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera will finally get his shot with the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers let the contract of John Fox expire, which was just fine with the Denver Broncos. Their former coach, Josh McDaniels, is now the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams.
Other news you might have missed: Jim Harbaugh left Stanford for a better job down the street with the Niners. Jason Garrett and Leslie Frazier had their interim tags in Dallas and Minnesota, respectively. And the Browns hired some guy named Pat Schurmur…and I’m pretty sure that’s just a made-up name.