Washington Redskins hire Jay Gruden as next Head Coach” href=”http://stripehype.com/2014/01/09/report-washington-redskins-hire-jay-gruden/” target=”_blank”>With Jay Gruden now off to Washington to become their next head coach, the Bengals are expected to promote running backs coach Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator.
Bengals plan to hire Hue Jackson as their OC, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2014
Jackson is in his second term as a Bengals assistant, having rejoined Cincinnati in 2012 and become the running backs coach and a special assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis in 2013.
His first stint with the Bengals was under Lewis from 2004-06, as wide receivers coach and was pivotal in the development of Pro-Bowl wide receivers Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Ironically enough, Jackson and Lewis first worked together in 2002, as fellow assistants with the Redskins, where Gruden is now the head coach of.
He’s remembered most for his two seasons with the Oakland Raiders. He joined them in 2011 and took an offense that ranked 31st in the league and transformed it into a unit that finished 10th in 2010 and ninth in ’11 in total yards.
Jackson was named the Raiders Head Coach in 2011 and went 8-8 in 2011 before getting fired by new owner Mark Davis after Al Davis passed away in the middle of the season.