Posted: Saturday January 19, 2013 11:57 AM

AP source: Raiders hire Greg Olson as OC

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders have hired former Jacksonsville quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as their new offensive coordinator.

A person familiar with the hiring confirmed Saturday that Raiders coach Dennis Allen picked Olson to run the offense. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the move. The hiring was first reported by the Contra Costa Times.

Olson previously served as offensive coordinator with Detroit, St. Louis and Tampa Bay.

Olson will bring back the power running game to the Raiders that star back Darren McFadden excelled in under Hue Jackson. McFadden struggled this past season under fired coordinator Greg Knapp's zone scheme.

 
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