It’s official. Dennis Allen is the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders. They will introduce him Monday at noon in their Alameda headquarters. On a personal note, I learned of this development through a news release sent to me via email. For years, the Raiders have kept me, Monte Poole and Tim Kawakami off their email list. I am grateful to be back on the list. In a small way, I believe, this shows a new openness in the organization.