Messy Firings

Lane Kiffin
Text: Lee Feiner and Brett Loguirato
Photo: AP

Lane Kiffin

Oakland Raiders

After Kiffin ended his first season as Raiders head coach with a 4-12 record, it was reported that owner Al Davis gave him a letter of resignation to sign. The drama continued through the summer, and finally Kiffin learned through a team executive that he would likely be fired after Oakland's Week 3 game against Buffalo. Davis acted the next week, firing Kiffin after a 1-3 start to the season.

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