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Raiders hire Greg Olson as offensive coordinator

Blaine Gabbert , Greg Olson

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) listens to Jacksonville Jaguars assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach Greg Olson during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)


Greg Olson is the new offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.

Olson, who spent last season as quarterbacks coach of the Jaguars, was hired by the Raiders late on Friday, according to multiple reports.

The Raiders fired Greg Knapp as their offensive coordinator at the end of the season, and they generally kept things under wraps about who their candidates to replace Knapp were -- other than a surprising report that Mike Martz was under consideration. There were no reports that Olson had interviewed the job before Olson got the job.

Before taking the Jaguars job a year ago, Olson was offensive coordinator of the Buccaneers from 2009 to 2011. He has also been an offensive coordinator in Detroit and St. Louis.