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NFL Coaching Rumors Updates: Raiders, Lions, Titans, Vikings

The latest NFL coaching rumors updates as the Raiders make a decision on Allen, the Lions interview Kubiak, Titans interview Gruden, and more.

Gary Kubiak coaching rumors
Gary Kubiak coaching rumors

Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 17-16. John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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It appears as if Mark Davis will not be following in the exact footsteps of his father.

The Oakland Raiders owner told ESPN the team will retain Dennis Allen as head coach for a second year, despite all of the speculation after the season he might make a change.

“We met this evening at the Raider facility, and the meeting went really well,” Davis told ESPN. “We talked about a lot of things, from personnel issues to the coaches to a review of the past season to the draft and our needs for next season.

“We’re ready to rock and roll.”

While the Raiders already have a head coach, other teams are still searching for one.

Ken Whisenhunt is widely considered to be the favorite in Detroit, but that hasn’t stopped the team from continuing to conduct interviews. According to FOX Detroit, former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak interviewed for the position Tuesday and former Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak will interview Friday.

Speaking of Tennessee, the Titans began their round of formal interviews Tuesday with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. Gruden is one of the most coveted assist coaches on the market, as the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings also have plans to interview him.

The Vikings spent Tuesday interviewing Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and according to NFL.com it “went incredibly well.”

The quest to lure James Franklin away from Vanderbilt and the college ranks has hit a stumble. The Commodores head coach is reportedly the favorite to replace Bill O’Brien at Penn State. The Redskins and Titans were both interested in interviewing Franklin for their head coaching vacancies.

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