GLENDALE — Hue Jackson never forgot the mentality of the Oakland Raiders, and the former Glendale Community College football player reiterated it after he was officially named head coach of the struggling franchise Tuesday afternoon.
"We're going to build a bully here," Jackson said at a Bay Area news conference introducing him as the organization's six head coach since the Raiders appeared in the 2002 Super Bowl. "This is the Raiders. We know exactly where we're headed and what we want to do. I think our players today are very excited about where they are going."
Jackson, who was Glendale college's signal caller from 1983-84 and was an All-Western State Conference selection, replaces Tom Cable, whose option wasn't picked up by Oakland after the Raiders finished 8-8 and in third place in the American Football Conference's West Division behind the Kansas City Chiefs and San Diego Chargers. He's the second former Vaquero football player to become a current NFL coach, joining Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles.