Tampa's Morris to Oakland ?
Tampa's Morris could replace Ryan in Oakland
Friday, Jan 4, 2008 7:27 am EST
While the Oakland Raiders have not made the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan official, there are rumors flying out of the Raider Nation that coach Lane Kiffin already has a replacement in mind.
The San Jose Mercury News reported Kiffin is considering Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive-backs coach Raheem Morris, people in the Raiders' front office and close to Morris confirmed Thursday. Morris has been groomed as a future defensive coordinator in Tampa by Kiffin's father, Monte.
Several published reports have speculated about Kiffin hiring his father, Monte, to replace Ryan when the Buccaneers' season ends. Monte Kiffin, the Bucs' defensive coordinator, dismissed the likelihood of that happening.
Source: San Jose Mercury News