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Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles, right, talks with free safety Reshad Jones during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

As promised, recently hired Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie isn't wasting any time in reshaping the franchise.

McKenzie already has an interview lined up with Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles, according to an ESPN report, one day after McKenzie was introduced as the Raiders' general manager.

Bowles, 48, interviewed for the Dolphins' head-coaching job the day after the regular season ended. Last season, he interviewed with the Dallas Cowboys for the job that ultimately went to interim coach Jason Garrett.

The Dolphins went 2-1 under Bowles after he replaced the fired Tony Sparano late this season.

In other news, former Raiders coach Hue Jackson said he regrets some of his comments minutes after his team's season-ending loss to the San Diego Chargers on Jan. 1.

"I wish I could it take it back and say it differently so people could really understand what I was trying to say," Jackson said in an interview with NFL Network on Wednesday. "I wasn't trying to say that I wanted to take total control of everything."

Jackson said the emotion of a long season in which he dealt with the death of owner Al Davis, injuries to several key players and four losses in the final five games clouded his thought process during a news conference in which he said he wanted more power over running the team.


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"I didn't get an opportunity to put everybody that I wanted on my staff or run the team to do with football operations the way that I see fit," Jackson said, in explaining what he meant.

McKenzie said Tuesday that Jackson's pointed comments during that news conference didn't play a part in Jackson's firing.

"I'm not going to go into details, point by point, of what he did and what he didn't do," McKenzie said. "This decision centered (on) my wanting to bring my own guy in, OK? That's the main point. ...

"It had nothing to do with the press conference, that didn't matter to me. Everybody says things they wish they'd taken back. I've said a lot of things I wish I hadn't said. But that's not going to make my determination."

When asked about Jackson's comments that day, new owner Mark Davis said: "I don't think I want to comment on that."