His name is Lane Kiffin. At 31, he's the youngest head coach in the NFL. It's been a tough few years since the Gannon days - this most recent season under Art Shell being the toughest. But I have a good feeling about Kiffin. Why? Because he's young?
NOPE. He's a Bulldog. As in Fresno State Bulldog. As in my Alma Mater.
According to his profile on the USC Web Site (I know, I know. But until he has one on the Raiders site) he was a quarterback at Fresno State for three seasons in the mid-90s and began his coaching career there, working with quarterbacks, wide receivers and defensive backs for two seasons (97-98).
Welcome to the Raider Nation, Kiffin. We have high hopes for you...