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  1. What is Tony Sparanos future?

    Bill Williamson

    Weekend mail call: Derek from Santa Rosa, California, wants to know if I think Tony Sparano will be the Raiders' next permanent head coach. Bill Williamson: The odds are Sparano won't be the Raiders' next head coach. I guess if the Raiders win ...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  2. Don't be surprised to hear more about Jack Del Rio in Oakland

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders faced a potential head coaching target last Sunday. They might face another at the end of the season. There is no doubt that San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will attract the interest of Oakland owner Mark Davis in the of...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. Tony Sparano loves Raiders job, but won't stump for permanent gig...

    Bill Williamson

    There is no denying Tony Sparano has put everything he has into his assignment as the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Will it be enough to convince Oakland owner Mark Davis to make Sparano the permanent coach after the season? The odds ...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  4. This time, when it counts, Seahawks stop Derek Carr and Raiders

    Bill Williamson

    SEATTLE -- It was during another NFL loss -- all he has known so far -- on a wet, dreary day where his ears were ringing in the league's most hostile environment when Derek Carr approached his head coach. He had a simple message to Raiders interim...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  5. Benson Mayowa heads back to first NFL home

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Benson Mayowa's NFL career appears to be taking off, so it is fitting he's playing his next game where it all started. The Oakland Raiders claimed Mayowa off waivers in September from the Seattle Seahawks. The Raiders liked Mayo...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  6. May be time for Brice Butler to get more action

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Brice Butler played 11 snaps Sunday and he has seven catches this season. Yet, he has gotten the attention of the head coach of the Cleveland Browns, who face Butler and the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. "Brice Butler jumps off ...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  7. Tony Sparano hoping Maurice Jones-Drew can spark run game

    Bill Williamson

    Tony Sparano is a run-first coach, and in his first game as the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders, he'd like to get the ground game finally going for the 0-4 team. The running game was supposed to be the strength of this team. Yet the Raid...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  8. New coach has big expectations for Derek Carr

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- One of Tony Sparano's first orders of business when he became the interim head coach of the Oakland Raiders was to meet with his rookie quarterback. Sparano, a savvy former head coach of the Miami Dolphins, knows the only way he...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  9. Tony Sparano of Oakland Raiders implements uptempo practice

    Bill Williamson

    The Raiders practiced Monday for the first time under Tony Sparano as they returned from their bye week and the interim coach implemented a faster-paced practice.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  10. Big names bandied about for Raiders' next head coach

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders have 12 games remaining this season, but a major focus will be on the days immediately following the season. January promises to be filled with movement as the Raiders close in on their next permanent coach. Of course, the spec...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  11. Meet interim Raiders coach Tony Sparano

    Bill Williamson

    A look at new Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano: New gig: Sparano was introduced as interim head coach for the rest of the season Tuesday. He replaces Dennis Allen, who was fired after a 0-4 start and an 8-28 record since becoming Oakland...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. New Raiders coach Tony Sparano wants to change some things

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Tony Sparano made a point of saying how much he respects Dennis Allen, the man he is replacing as Oakland Raiders head coach. Yet, Sparano made it clear things are going to change as he takes over the Raiders for the final 12 g...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  13. Raiders brass still believes in talent level

    Bill Williamson

    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- In his introductory news conference as Oakland Raiders interim head coach, Tony Sparano explained the biggest problem his new team is facing. "They have forgotten how to win," Sparano said. "You can fall into that trap. There's ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  14. Tony Sparano named Oakland Raiders' interim head coach

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders named Tony Sparano as their interim head coach Tuesday, less than 24 hours after firing Dennis Allen.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  15. What would it take to bring back Jon Gruden to Raiders?

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders head coaching job comes up a lot. It's the eighth time it has been open since 2002, the year the Raiders traded Jon Gruden to Tampa Bay. And as usual, Gruden's name has surfaced to fill this vacancy. Many in the Bay Area wou...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  16. Possible Raiders coaching candidates

    Bill Williamson

    The Oakland Raiders will be looking for another permanent head coach in January. In the meantime, they will have an interim coach (likely announced Tuesday) and owner Mark Davis will have to decide the future of general manager Reggie McKenzie. So...

    Blog | September 30, 2014