Raiders Interested in Pat Shurmur
According to ESPN's Bill Williamson, Pat Shurmur's name is one that may surface, as the Raiders look for their fourth head coach in four years, after firing Dennis Allen in late September and promoting Tony Sparano to interim head coach.
Pat Shurmur coached the Clevland Browns from 2011-2012, posting a 9-23 overall record in his two seasons. Shurmur was considered a rising coordinator in the league before taking on the Browns head coaching job. Shurmur's recent work with Chip Kelly and the Eagles, has apparently put his name back on the map. Shurmur was hired by Chip Kelly in 2013, as the Eagles offensive coordinator, helping the Eagles develop one of the leagues most potent offensives over the last two seasons. Many wonder how much influence Shurmur truly has on this offense though, considering its Kelly's scheme, and he handles the play calling duties. How that may come into play if Shurmur does become a finalist for the position is unknown, but he is certainly starting regain notoriety around the league again.
The Eagles have granted the Raiders permission to interview Shurmur.