The Raiders search for a new coach hit an all-time low as James Caan turned down the position. Al Davis became enthralled with Caan after catching his performance as Coach Sam Winters in The Program. An embarrassed Caan had to explain to Davis that it was only a movie role.
"I don't care if it was just a movie, I liked the cut of his jib," Davis said. "I saw enough in that movie to know that Caan could really coach in this league and restore the greatness of the Raiders."
Other candidates for the job now include Hayden Fox and Bud Kilmer. (But if Davis wanted a real young hot shot, he'd go for Lance Harbor... after he graduated.)
For another spin on the Raiders coaching search, check this out.