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Tom Cable won't return as Oakland Raiders head coach

January 4, 2011 |  7:31 pm

Cable_300 The Oakland Raiders have told Coach Tom Cable they are not picking up his option to bring him back next season.

The team announced the decision Tuesday night. It was first reported by ESPN.

Cable's agent Don Yee says other teams have already shown interest in hiring Cable for other jobs. Cable has extensive experience as an offensive line coach.

Under the terms of Cable's contract, the Raiders had until Jan. 17 to inform him whether they would exercise options for 2011 and '12. They did not wait, choosing to tell him two days after the regular season ended. Cable led the Raiders to an 8-8 record this season, their best mark in eight years.

Cable had a 17-27 record since taking over from Lane Kiffin on an interim basis in 2008.

-- Associated Press

Photo: Tom Cable. Credit: Reed Hoffman / Associated Press

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