Exclusive: Jackson reacts to firing

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Exclusive: Jackson reacts to firing

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Hue Jackson said he was shocked by his firing as head coach of the Raiders, a move that was made by new GM Reggie McKenzie in a Tuesday morning meeting.

"You know I did everything possible to keep my job," Jackson told Comcast SportsNet California. "McKenzie told me I am not in his plans for the future."

In an exclusive conversation, Jackson said he was called into McKenzie's office, and was told, "We no longer need your services."

According to Jackson, he asked why the decision had been made and McKenzie told him that it was his intent to start from scratch.

"I'm going to bring in my own guys," Jackson said he was told.

Jackson said he asked McKenzie if he was being let go because of his coaching or his relationship with Raiders players and McKenzie refused to go deep in detail, but said it had nothing to do with rumors of a bad relationship with the players.

Jackson would not discuss the length of his conversation with McKenzie. He did say that he was given plenty of time to explain to McKenzie why he should remain atop the coaching pyramid in Oakland.

Agent Kennard McGuire represents both McKenzie and Jackson. He spoke with Comcast SportsNet California following Jackson's dismissal, and said that according to his knowledge of the situation, the decision did not come from the new general manager.

McGuire said in the past several days he had told both McKenzie and Jackson the same thing, which is that Jackson's job appeared to be safe.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.