The Oakland Raiders announced a list of coaching hires on Thursday and while most of the names on the list had already been rumored to be joining Jon Gruden, one of the names was entirely new: Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac. And of the names that were officially announced, it’s the new name that is most exciting.
Trgovac comes from Green Bay where he has been the defensive line coach under Dom Capers since 2009. Prior to joining the packers, Trgovac spent six years as the defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.
In his nine years with the Packers, Trgovac has helped a defense that ranked in the top ten for sacks in all but three seasons, and in one of those seasons the team was ranked 11th. During two of his six seasons as the defensive coordinator of the Panthers, Trgovac led them to a top ten defense.