UPDATE: Raiders Finally Fire Kiffin, Interim Named

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Sept. 30, 2008
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Lane Kiffin is finally out as coach of
the Oakland Raiders. The team announced the decision to fire Kiffin on Tuesday after weeks of speculation.

The Raiders say the move was made for cause, meaning they will
likely try not to pay Kiffin the remainder of his salary owed under
his contract. Kiffin's agent had no immediate comment.
Kiffin's firing comes four games into his season. He had a 5-15
record with the Raiders, including a 1-3 mark this season.

The Oakland Raiders have promoted offensive line coach Tom Cable to interim head coach. Owner Al Davis says the 43-year-old Cable will replace Lane Kiffin, who was fired earlier Tuesday just four games into his second season.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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