If Al Davis decides to replace Tom Cable, there's a certain long-haired ex-Raiders assistant who'd love a chance to become Oakland's new head coach.
"Hell, yeah, I'd have interest," Rob Ryan told the USA Today for Friday's editions. "I haven't talked to Mr. Davis because he has a coach. Let's see what happens."
Ryan, currently the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator, insisted he could duplicate the success of his brother Rex, who has led the New York Jets to the playoffs in his first season as their head coach.
"I will be a head coach in this league, and I will be damn successful, too," said Ryan, the the Raiders defensive coordinator from 2004-08. "There are a lot of good coaches out there, but there are only so many Ryans."
Ryan, 47, interviewed with Davis for the Raiders' head coaching job in January of 2007 that wound up going to Lane Kiffin. Kiffin led Oakland to a 5-15 record before Cable took over in 2008. Coupled with Oakland's 5-11 record this season, the Raiders are 9-18 under Cable's guidance.