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Shell loses Raiders' head coaching job for second time

Updated: January 5, 2007, 11:50 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Art Shell has been fired as head coach of the Oakland Raiders for the second time in 13 years.

After a daylong meeting between Shell and owner Al Davis on Thursday, Davis decided to go a different direction with his head coaching position. The Raiders finished 2-14 and the offense scored only 12 touchdowns in 16 games.

The sides were expected to meet again Friday morning to determine whether Shell would return for the 2007 season, but two hours after Thursday's meeting, the ...

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