Kiffin brings a new energy to Oakland

After a season to forget, the first day of minicamp under first-year head coach Lane Kiffin was one to remember, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: May 4, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A year ago, Jerry Porter was buried so deep in coach Art Shell's doghouse he gave up on the chance of getting a few bones.

Shell, trying to re-establish old-style Raider attitude, kicked him out of his office early in the offseason when Porter talked about getting more catches and training in Florida instead of Oakland. As bad as that was, things only went downhill from there for Porter. Shell kept Porter either inactive or suspended. Meanwhile, the Raiders ...

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