What if McKenzie hired Gruden on 'Tuck' anniversary?

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What if McKenzie hired Gruden on 'Tuck' anniversary?

I'm not suggesting this is a possibility. Not even a remote one.But how much good karma would be released in the streets of Silver and Blackdom if new Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie did the unfathomable today, on this, the 10th anniversary of the history-turning event known as the Tuck Rule Game?
Appear out of the mist with Jon Gruden at his side and announce that Chucky was indeed coming home to the Black Hole. Ten years to the day after he coached his final game for the Raiders in the New England snow. Ten years to the day the Patriots dynasty was born out of a ridiculous rule. Ten years to the day the Raiders' descent into the abyss began.

REWIND: Remembering the Tuck Rule game
Since that day, the Patriots are 137-42, with three Super Bowl titles and a SpyGate video-taping scandal that left no real marks; the Raiders are 56-104 and searching for their eighth head coach.
McKenzie said he wants "my guy" in the coaching chair. Fair enough. And Gruden recently re-upped with ESPN for five more years to call Monday Night Football games from the broadcast booth.So it's not going to happen. Not today anyway, which would make the past 10 mostly-miserable years seem like a bad dream.But in true old school Raiders clock and dagger fashion -- sources within Raiders headquarters say the silence is deafening and no one in there has any real idea about the new G.M.'s plans -- McKenzie's "short list" has grown upwards of 11 names. Still he has reportedly only interviewed two for the gig in former Miami interim coach Todd Bowles and Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.So while a grass roots movement in the form of an online petition to let McKenzie know the fans wants Gruden back has begun in Raider Nation, McKenzie's search has taken him to lower-profile coaches. Much lower profile. Which is a shame.Especially on this day. Especially since Gruden still has a parking space reserved for him at Ricky's in San Leandro.And yes, it was a fumble.

Patriots pummel Pittsburgh, return to Super Bowl to face Falcons

Patriots pummel Pittsburgh, return to Super Bowl to face Falcons

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Tom Brady and the Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl after a complete domination of the Steelers, 36-17, in the AFC Championship game Sunday.

New England will face the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Texas on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.

Reports: Former Raiders QB expected to join Cal's coaching staff

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Reports: Former Raiders QB expected to join Cal's coaching staff

It looks as though Marques Tuiasosopo is heading back to the Pac-12, again. The former Rose Bowl MVP and Washington quarterback has reportedly been added to the coaching staff at Cal under new head coach Justin Wilcox.

The news was first reported by Bruin Sports Online and later followed up by Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, via Twitter.

Tuiasosopo is no stranger to coaching in the Pac-12. After spending 12 seasons in the NFL, Tuiasosopo returned to his alma mater to take on a role as assistant strength coach for the Washington Huskies in 2009.

After two years in that role, he joined the UCLA coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2011 and took on a role as tight ends coach in 2012 under Jim Mora. The following year, in 2013, Tuiasosopo returned to Washington to be the quarterback coach to work for Steve Sarkisian. 

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