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Oakland Raiders hire Dennis Allen as coach

January 27, 2012 | 10:49 am

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The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that they have hired former Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as head coach.

Allen will receive a four-year contract with the Raiders, who finished the season with a mediocre 8-8 record.

Allen will replace the fired Hue Jackson and will formally be introduced as the team's coach on Monday. General Manager Reggie McKenzie finalized the details of the deal with Allen on Thursday.

The Raiders haven't had a winning record in nine consecutive seasons. Allen will be the team's seventh head coach since 2003.

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Photo: Denver Broncos defensive coach Dennis Allen, right, talks with defensive line coach Wayne Nunley on Jan. 10. Credit: Ed Andrieski / Associated Press.

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