Report: Dennis Allen will remain head coach of Oakland Raiders

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Earlier tonight Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said that he did not expect to be fired. Owner Mark Davis has confirmed that the plan, for now, is to retain Allen along with general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News spoke with Davis and offered the report in a series of tweets:

Of course this is the Raiders we’re talking about, so any such report is subject to change. That is especially true considering the fact that Davis still plans to have end-of-the-year type meetings with his staff.

For the second straight season under Allen the Raiders finished 4-12. He did not exactly inherit a loaded roster, as the Raiders don’t have a habit of building organizational depth. The problem for Allen is the struggles of the defense, which is his area of expertise. According to FootballOutsiders, only the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers were worse on that side of the ball in 2013.