Raiders notebook: No new coach, six new players

Raiders notebook: No new coach, six new players

Jan. 5, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com

WhileRaiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has interviewed with the49ers and Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is reportedly in discussions withthem this evening, the Raiders say there is no update on theircoaching search.

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This some 24 hours after Tom Cable was informed his contract was not being renewed by the team.We havent talked to anybody, said Raiders senior executive John Herrera. We havent done anything. There is no timeline.
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Meaning the Raiders have not scheduled any interviews yet with prospective candidates.Herrera also said the team had no response to six-time punter ShaneLechlers telling interview with CSN of the night before, when heripped owner Al Davis for his decision on Cable.
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The only other news out of Alameda Wednesday was the team signing sixplayers to reservefuture contracts WRs Damola Adeniji and ShaunBodiford, TE Kevin Brock, G Alex Parsons, CB Joe Porter and FB ManaseTonga. All were on the Raiders practice squad at the end of the season.Still, in what could be seen as a shot across the bow of the SSLechler, the Raiders signed punter Glenn Pakulak to a reserve-futurecontract.Herrera said there would be more announcements regarding similar signings on Thursday.What's your take? Email Paul and let him know. He may use it in his Mailbag.

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.