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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders fired coach Norv Turner on Tuesday following consecutive losing seasons in which the team managed only one victory in its division.


The 53-year-old Turner, who had a year remaining on his contract worth about $1.75 million, had known his job was in jeopardy for the last two months after struggling to get the most out of star receiver Randy Moss and an offense that also included quarterback Kerry Collins, receiver Jerry Porter and running back LaMont Jordan.


Oakland lost its final six games and eight of nine to finish 4-12 and with one fewer victory than Turner produced in his first season a year ago. The Raiders have strung together three straight losing seasons for the first time since Al Davis came aboard in 1963 to coach and eventually own the team.


Davis is suddenly left looking for his third head coach in five years. He ousted Bill Callahan following the 2003 season, a year removed from the Raiders' embarrassing 48-21 Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay. Turner was not Davis' top choice to replace Callahan, but Dallas offensive coordinator Sean Payton apparently got offered the job then changed his mind and stayed with the Cowboys.




So now 8 jobs are open....is there that many good assistant coaches or will some of these coaches be recylced in other locations

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Guest Juanky

im surprised they waited till today. so whose the next fool... i mean team to hire this guy for their head coaching job?

hmmm....isn't UM looking for an offensive coordinator right about nowThough I sincerely doubt it, I wouldn't mind. He did a good job as O Coordinator with Miami.

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