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Joe Paterno took some time yesterday to mark the passing of his friend Al Davis. JoePa revealed that when he was still just an assistant coach at Penn State, Davis wanted to hire him to be the Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator.
"When Al got the job (in Oakland), he called me to be his offensive
coordinator. I told Al, 'You and I would have trouble getting along,
because I am smarter than you are.'"
Here's the video of the fun.
Considering Davis' relationship with his other coaches, including that nasty stint with Lane Kiffin, JoePa was probably right about staying in Happy Valley.
(via Big Ten Network, York Valley Record)
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Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, whose career in professional football began with a stint as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960, has died, according to the Raiders' website. He was 82 years old. No further details were given, though the website does say a statement will be issued Saturday. Davis was born in Brockton, Mass., and grew up in Brooklyn. He graduated...
In this Aug. 1, 2006 file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis listens to questions during a news conference at football training camp in Napa, Calif. Davis has died, the Oakland Raiders announced Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
By: Toby Christie
The longtime owner of the Oakland Raiders, Al Davis, has passed away today at the age of 82. The news was broke in...
The reality hit Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson as he got in his car to drive to work after an emotional weekend.
He heard a radio report about this weekend's death of longtime Raiders owner Al Davis and it hit him that there will be no day-after game phone calls, no more discussions of strategy and no more talks with the man who gave him his first shot at being a head coach...
* Straight from today’s website, and tomorrow’s paper, with a topper… -As the days move on from this sad time, attention will be focused on Mark Davis now, since he inherits the empire. We’ve heard these questions for years, without any solid answers, but now the questions...
Just mourn, baby. Al Davis, the three-time Super Bowl-winning Raiders owner who was instrumental in forging the merger between the AFL and NFL, and later battled the NFL over franchise relocation, has died at 82.
Sat, 8 Oct 2011 14:58:46 CDT
He was loved and despised, revered and ridiculed.
But he was one of a kind, a man who made his mark.
Al Davis was the personification of pride and poise, commitment to excellence and his “just win, baby” mantra -- everything he wanted the Oakland Raiders to stand for.
Davis was the Oakland Raiders, and the franchise – and pro football -- will never be the same without him....
The Oakland Raiders say longtime owner and Hall of Famer Al Davis has died. He was 82.
The mantra of recently deceased Al Davis and his Oakland Raiders teams might as well be adopted as the rallying cry of the 2011 Detroit Lions, because the Lions aren’t doing anything but winning.So what if the Lions play the first quarter like they were still waking up from a hangover? They finish wide awake and partying. Matthew Stafford can’t hit an open receiver in the first...
I don't have the heart to tell Hue Jackson that Al Davis died ten years ago.