CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has been hired as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals.
On the staff with Cincinnati from 2004-06, Jackson will help with the secondary and special teams, and work closely with the position coaches for both slots, Mark Carrier and Darrin Simmons, respectively.
A native of Los Angeles, Jackson played quarterback at the University of the Pacific and began his coaching career there in 1987. He coached in the NCAA through 2000, when he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California. He entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins in 2001.
Jackson was fired after the Raiders missed the AFC playoffs with an 8-8 record last season.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- "Monday Night Football" is switching to a two-man booth.
ESPN said Wednesday that analyst Ron Jaworski had signed a five-year contract extension to appear on other programming on the network and would no longer join play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and color commentator Jon Gruden on Monday nights.
Jaworski called "Monday Night Football" games the past five seasons. The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback will work various ESPN studio shows year-round.
Gruden joined MNF in 2009 after coaching the Raiders and Buccaneers and agreed to a five-year extension in October. This is the first time in 15 years ESPN has used a two-person lead team on its NFL game coverage.
Hello Jack of Clubs, I don't care how you spell it but we don't bash other posters on this thread. You are welcome to drop in and comment on your favorite team or teams. But we will not tolerate Trolls.
Am I right folks?
Tirico! And Jaws was the best of the three dernit.Exactly! I want Gruden back coaching. The dude can coach but commentate not so much.