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Kiffin, 31, succeeds Shell as Raiders coach

Updated: January 23, 2007, 11:43 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

After falling short in their attempt to hire USC assistant head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Raiders tapped the Trojans again on Monday night and came away with offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin as their new head coach.

The 31-year-old Kiffin signed a five-year deal to succeed Art Shell. A news conference to announce Kiffin's hiring is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET Tuesday in Oakland.

Age will not be an issue, Kiffin said.

"I'm extremely ready for this opportunity," Kiffin told ...

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