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Raiders promote Hue Jackson to coach

Updated: January 17, 2011, 10:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to head coach on Monday after he helped the team more than double its scoring output in his first year with the franchise.

Jackson will be formally introduced at a news conference Tuesday -- two weeks after the Raiders announced they were not picking up an option to keep coach Tom Cable.

"The fire in Hue will set a flame that will burn for a long time in the hearts and minds of the Raider football ...

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