New job: Head coach, Oakland Raiders.
Previous job: He was Oakland’s offensive coordinator.
Claim to fame: He is known as one of the better young offensive coaches in the NFL. He had a dramatic impact on Oakland’s offense in 2010, his first with the team. The Raiders scored 410 points, sixth most in the NFL, as they improved to 8-8.
Why he was hired: Jackson is the best man to continue the development of Oakland’s young, talented offense.
What to expect: The Raiders will be aggressive, loud and confident. Jackson will try to build a tough, strong team.
His biggest challenge: Getting back to the playoffs. Oakland hasn’t been to the postseason since 2002. Winning is the only thing that matters to Oakland owner Al Davis. If Jackson doesn’t quickly produce a winner, Davis probably will hire his seventh coach since the end of the 2001 season.