On Thursday, Whisenhunt informed Davis of his decision to return to Pittsburgh.
The highly anticipated interview and potential courting process now over, the Raiders will look at several in house candidates and former Raider coach Art Shell. Current defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and quarterbacks coach John Shoop are also in the mix.
The feeling from outside the organization has been the lack of creative control in naming the staff has led Oakland down this path. Usually, a new head coach has the freedom to surround himself with coaches he is comfortable working with. In Oakland, that is not the case.
There are some who believe Jim Fassel, currently the offensive coordinator in Baltimore, will be the next to interview and he may actually take the job. That would be a first in what is becoming a comical attempt to hire a head coach.