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The Raiders have interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to be their next head coach.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that news during an interview with Sirius XM NFL radio on Wednesday afternoon.
Carroll said that Bevell interviewed the “other night” but did not get more specific, though it only could’ve happened on Monday or Tuesday. The Raiders did not confirm that the interview took place.
Bevell was able to interview right away because the Seahawks have a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs. It is the Raiders' first interview to be confirmed publicly. They've scheduled interviews or asked permission to speak with several other candidate.
Bevell is just 45 years old, but has been an offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings and the Seahawks for nine seasons. He also has a link to Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie from his days as quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers from 2000-2005. McKenzie was the director of player personnel in Green Bay from 1994-2012.
Bevell has worked with Brett Favre, uses a running game that has worked for Marshawn Lynch and Adrian Peterson in the past. He has also maximized the strengths of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and could do the same for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr.