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Oakland Raiders hire Dennis Allen as Head Coach

And another coach is off the market. According to Jay Glazer (and since then confirmed by others) the Oakland Raiders will hire Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach, provided contract details get worked out. And with that hiring, just two teams are still searching for their next head coach: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts.

The Bucs had shown no interest in Dennis Allen, so this hiring doesn't really hurt them directly, but as the Raiders start to fill out their coaching staff the Bucs will find a smaller market of potential assistants once they do hire a head coach.

It's interesting that most teams have hired coaches who weren't really on the Bucs' radar. The Kansas City Chiefs hired Romeo Crennel, their interim head coach who never interviewed with the Bucs. The St. Louis Rams hired Jeff Fisher, and there was never an interview with Tampa Bay there. The Jacksonville Jaguars went after Mike Mularkey, and he was never interviewed by the Bucs either. Only the Miami Dolphins hired a coach the Bucs may have wanted in Joe Philbin.