OAKLAND (CBS Sports) — Dennis Allen, the former defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, has been hired to be the next Oakland Raiders head coach, CBS Sports confirmed Thursday.

Reports out of Oakland suggested Allen had done well in his two interviews with the Oakland front office and that early favorite Winston Moss, the Green Bay Packers assistant head coach, had not.

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In his only season as the head of Denver’s defense, he helped lead a unit that propped up quarterback Tim Tebow for the last half of the season and allowed the Broncos to win the AFC West and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the postseason. READ MORE on Allen’s hiring from CBS Sports.

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