Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson watches warmups for the Raiders’ NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. The San Francisco 49ers were given permission Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, to talk to Jackson about their head coach opening. Raiders senior executive John Herrera confirmed the request. However Jackson would be confirmed the Raiders’ head coach with the abrupt firing of the then incumbent Tom Cable by team owner Al Davis . AP Photo/Don Wright ……….