After one season, the Oakland Raiders have decided to part ways with head coach Hue Jackson.
According to NFL.com, the Raiders fired Jackson after an 8-8 record in the 2011 season. Newly hired general manager Reggie McKenzie appears to be restucturing the organization, which had previously been under the helm of longtime-owner Al Davis, who died in October.
The Raiders have scheduled a press conference for 5 p.m. EST Tuesday to unveil McKenzie, who had previously served as director of football operations for the Green Bay Packers.
Jackson and McKenzie reportedly met this week, and according to CSNBayArea.com, Jackson said, [McKenzie] is going to gut this place.
The coaching carousel is nothing new for the Raiders, who have had seven coaches in the last 11 years. Based on pre-season predictions, Jackson may have exceeded expectations.
In 2011, the Raiders were without top running back Darren McFadden for nine games, and Oakland had to replace injured starting quarterback Jason Campbell with longtime Bengals' starter Carson Palmer, who had been inactive for nearly 11 months.
In a rather tight AFC West, the Raiders, who haven't made the playoffs since 2002, went into the final week of the season with a chance of advancing to the postseason. In 2010, the Raiders also finished 8-8, under Tom Cable.
One name that has surfaced as a replacement for Jackson is Winston Moss, the Packers' linebackers coach. Moss played with the Raiders in the 1990s, and has been a coach with Green Bay since 2006.
McKenzie may also have his eye on Darren Perry, a former Pittsburgh Steelers safety, and current assistant coach with the Packers.