Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis formally introduced Hue Jackson as the team’s sixth head coach since 2003 on Tuesday.
Jackson served as the team’s offensive coordinator this past season. The Raiders finished the year ranked sixth in the league in offense, averaging over 25 points a game.
That was a stark improvement from 2009, when the team finished second to last in the league in scoring.
In a statement, owner Al Davis said “the fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football team and the Raider Nation.”
Jackson has 23 years of collegiate and professional football coaching experience. Before joining the Raiders in 2010, the 45-year-old spent two seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens.
The Raiders have gone eight straight seasons without a winning record, the worst stretch in franchise history.
Jackson will replace Tom Cable, who led the team to an 8-8 record in 2010.
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