Hue Jackson named Bengals Offensive Coordinator

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Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs the ball against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders fans hate hearing the name of Jackson, who is routinely blamed for the teams’ heavily criticized trade for quarterback Carson Palmer that netted the Bengals draft picks that they turned into cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and running back Giovanni Bernard.

Speaking of which, Jackson was crucial in the development of Bernard, who finished the year with 695 rushing yards to go with 514 receiving yards and eight total touchdowns and is a finalist for the NFL Rookie of the Year Award.

Jackson has experience on both sides of the ball, and actually coached the defensive backs in 2012. He helped the unit lead the team to a No. 7 NFL rank in fewest passing yards allowed (212.5 per game) and to a No. 6 rank in total defense (319.7).

Needless to say, it’s very possible the Bengals will be replacing their offensive coordinator again next offseason, as Hue will likely draw interest from several teams if he keeps Cincinnati’s offense ranked around the top-10 where the finished this year.

Coaching History

1985-86: Played QB at University of the Pacific.

1987: Graduate assistant, Pacific.

1988-89: Assistant coach (AC), Pacific.

1990-91: AC, Cal State-Fullerton;

1992-95: AC, Arizona State.

1996: Offensive Coordinator, University of California.

1997-2000:Offensive coordinator, University of Southern California.

2001-02: AC, Washington Redskins.

2003: Offensive coordinator, Washington Redskins.

2004-06: AC, Bengals.

2007: Offensive coordinator, Atlanta Falcons.

2008-09: AC, Baltimore Ravens.

2010: Offensive coordinator, Oakland Raiders.

2011: Head coach, Oakland Raiders.

2012—AC, Bengals.

2013–Special assistant to head coach/running backs coach, Bengals.

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