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Raiders finally announce Allen hire

Report says new coach signed a four-year deal. Terry McCormick

Print This January 27, 2012, 05:24 PM EST

The Oakland Raiders finally announced on Friday what everyone knew and reported by Wednesday - that Dennis Allen is the team's new head coach.

The Raiders issued a press release acknowledging the hire, according to InsideBayArea.com. No terms were revealed but the deal was reported to be four years.

Given the Raiders' recent history with coaches and short tenures, if Allen makes it to the end of the deal, then he will have done something no Raiders coach has done since Jon Gruden in 2001 - spend four years as head coach of the team.

Oh for the days of the stability of John Madden and Tom Flores in Oakland.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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