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New Coaching Staff Key to Oakland Raiders’ Success in ’09

Besides Head Coach Tom Cable, there are very few returning coaches on Oakland's coaching staff. Just seven of 19 coaches return from the beginning of 2008 and only strength coach Brad Roll and Willie Brown return to coach the same position.

Both Sanjay Lal and John Fassel take large promotions going into the 2009 season. Lal will have a difficult job coaching the receivers and Fassel has the biggest shoes to fill after the departure of special teams coordinator Brian Schneider to USC.

Then there is former USC Head Coach Paul Hackett, who takes over as quarterbacks coach after assisting the team with special projects last season. He spent last season keeping a close eye on the development of JaMarcus Russell and now will have a chance to mold him.

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