According to a report, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has confirmed that head coach Dennis Allen will be back with the team for a third season in 2014.
CSNBayArea.com reported Davis confirming that he met with Allen Tuesday night, with sources reporting his job was never in serious doubt.
Allen is 8-24 in his first two years in Oakland, going 4-12 each season. But with a plethora of salary cap space to be available for the first time since Allen arrived, the Raiders will be expected to be more competitive moving forward.
Allen signed a four-year deal as head coach after the 2011 season, coming over from the Denver Broncos, where he had been the defensive coordinator for one season.
Allen represented a chance in style for Raider coaches; he is the first defensive coach to get the head coaching job since John Madden was hired in 1969.