2012 NFL Coaching Candidates: Dennis Allen Becomes Raiders Head Coach

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is reportedly set to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

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Jack Del Rio Hired As Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator, According To Report

The Denver Broncos didn't wait long to hire a new defensive coordinator following Dennis Allen leaving for the Oakland Raiders. Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has been hired, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Del Rio's name emerged almost immediately once it appeared Allen was going to bolt for the Raiders. Del Rio was considered one of the top candidates along with linebackers coach Richard Smith. Del Rio was previously a defensive coordinator for John Fox with the Carolina Panthers in 2002. After one year on the job, Del Rio then became the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Broncos have now had seven different defensive coordinators in seven seasons.

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Oakland Raiders Coaching Rumors: Reggie McKenzie Has Decided Nothing On Dennis Allen Yet

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has not settled on anyone yet for the vacant head coaching position, refuting earlier reports that he was already negotiating a contract with Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. According to Paul Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area:

"I will meet with Dennis Allen tonight," McKenzie said during the South team's Senior Bowl workout at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. "And after tonight, depending on our conversation …that's when."

Gutierrez goes on to say that after this interview that McKenzie will determine whether or not to offer the position to Allen. McKenzie isn't ruling out that this could happen on Tuesday night, but then McKenzie might just be keeping a poker face up for this and has already decided on Allen. We'll see how this all turns out in several hours or maybe days.

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Oakland Raiders Head Coaching Candidates: Broncos' DC Dennis Allen Will Receive 2nd Interview, According To Report

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will interview for a second time with the Oakland Raiders after meeting with Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Allen will meet with the Raiders during Senior Bowl week in Mobile, Ala., this week, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Allen is among a group of candidates that includes Marty Mornhinweg, Mike Tice and Winston Moss. Moss has been repeatedly been mentioned as the leading candidate since he is a Green Bay Packers coach, and McKenzie came from Green Bay before taking the Raiders' job.

Allen and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy had been scheduled for interviews in Denver last week with McKenzie, but only Allen interviewed. McCoy canceled his interview with McKenzie when he was invited for a second meeting with the Miami Dolphins. McCoy eventually overplayed his hand and didn't get the job, possibly because he didn't want to guarantee Todd Bowles the defensive coordinator position.

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Miami Dolphins Coaching Candidates: Broncos' Mike McCoy To Interview 2nd Time With Dolphins, According To Report

The Denver Broncos' Mike McCoy might be turning into the front runner for the Miami Dolphins' vacant head coaching position if recent events are any indication. He will fly to New York for a Thursday visit with Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, interviewing for the second time with the team, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McCoy had interviewed on Monday for the position after at one point being a name of interest to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But the Jaguars went with Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey.

Todd Bowles is apparently the other finalist for the position, according to NFL.com's Jason La Canfora. Bowles was the interim head coach after Tony Sparano was let go during the season. It seems likely that a decision could be reached in a couple of days. Adam Schefter reports that Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin is also getting a second interview.

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Oakland Raiders Head Coaching Search Includes Denver Broncos Dennis Allen, Mike McCoy

Now that the Denver Broncos 2011 season is over, defensive coordinator Dennis Allen and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy won't need to deal with the NFL's playoff rules about coaches interviewing for other positions. On Monday, the Oakland Raiders asked for and received permission from the Broncos to interview Allen and McCoy for the vacant head coaching position:

McCoy survived the regime change in Denver last offseason with the arrival of John Fox. He then turned the offense around midseason to work for Tim Tebow rather than against him. Allen arrived in Denver from the New Orleans Saints shortly after John Fox was hired. He did interview for the St. Louis Rams job, but that went to Jeff Fisher over the weekend.

The Raiders fired Hue Jackson last week shortly after Reggie McKenzie was announced as the new general manager of the team.

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