CINCINNATI (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson has been hired as an assistant with the Cincinnati Bengals.
On the staff with Cincinnati from 2004-06, Jackson will help with the secondary and special teams, and work closely with the position coaches for both slots, Mark Carrier and Darrin Simmons, respectively.
A native of Los Angeles, Jackson played quarterback at the University of the Pacific and began his coaching career there in 1987. He coached in the NCAA through 2000, when he was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern California. He entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins in 2001.
Jackson was fired after the Raiders missed the AFC playoffs with an 8-8 record last season.
“I relied on Hue greatly when he was with us, and his success overall in the NFL, including being selected for a head coaching position, is well documented,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. “He has expertise in all aspects of the game, and we are fortunate to have obtained his services.”