Reports: Bill Musgrave, Eric Mangini among Raiders’ coordinator candidates

Last updated: Jan 19, 2015 2:58 PM

As Jack Del Rio looks to build a staff in Oakland, Bill Musgrave and Eric Mangini have emerged as possible coordinators. Musgrave, a Grand Junction native, made one start in his NFL career, a 1996 thumping at the hands of the Packers, with John Elway nursing a sore hamstring and the Broncos having already clinched homefield advantage. Since then, Musgrave's coaching career has taken him to eight stops in seven NFL cities, plus a stint at the University of Virginia.

Musgrave coordinated Del Rio's Jaguars offense for two years, also coaching quarterbacks for one of those seasons. The former Duck is currently Philly's quarterbacks coach under Chip Kelly and Pat Shurmur.

Mangini, once dubbed the Mangenius by the New York press, has held head jobs with the Jets and Browns, and famously feuded with mentor Bill Belichick after turning the Patriots in for their spying scandal. He was a defensive coordinator for only one year, in 2005, parlaying that job into his Jets gig. For the past two seasons, he's coached the Niners' tight ends, and he also interviewed for the head job in Oakland.

Previous reports have suggested that Del Rio might reunite with former Falcons coach Mike Smith or bring along Denver secondary coach Cory Undlin as his DC, but Undlin is reportedly heading to Philly. Oakland has also asked Denver for permission to meet with Adam Gase about running their offense, and Del Rio interviewed Marc Trestman on Sunday. Former Niners DC Vic Fangio is another candidate to hold that same position across the Bay.

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