The Raiders confirmed the hiring of former 49ers and St...

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

The Raiders confirmed the hiring of former 49ers and Stanford assistant coach Jason Tarver to be their defensive coordinator Monday as coach Dennis Allen continues to put his staff together.

Under the direction of Tarver and co-coordinator Derek Mason, Stanford's defense ranked either first or second in the Pac-12 in six categories, finishing first in rushing (84.4) and third-down conversion percentage (31.1 percent).
Stanford was second in total defense (337.6), sacks per game (3.0), scoring defense (21.9) and fewest first downs per game (17.5).

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