Some may say ‘yay’ because he apparently did not do a great job of play calling at USC, but I don’t think it is a good idea for Lane to go to the NFL. Not a good thing for the Raiders and not a good thing for USC. Of course, much more $$$ for Lane, so he is good to go! 😉
I don’t think it is such a good thing for USC because he and Sark were just about getting started. They had a bunch of talent coming back this year and all that talent had gotten used to the system and was experienced enough to take it to the next level. Now, Sark will have to focus on the play calling and it will disturb the rhythm.
It is not good for the Raiders simply because there is just too much crap in that organization at this point for a 31-year old to come in and make a difference. It would take at least 3-4 years for a change to start showing and I am not sure if Al Davis and more importantly, the Raider Nation is willing to give that much time to their new coach.
Only time will tell what was good and what was not. But for now, I think it is a bad move.