Kiffin keeps on coaching

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Lane Kiffin was back at work Monday as the Oakland Raiders coach despite more reports that his firing could be imminent.

Speaking at his weekly news conference, Kiffin says he will assume he is still the head coach until owner Al Davis tells him otherwise. Kiffin says he has not spoken to Davis since before the season opener against Denver on Sept. 8.

“Until I’m told by Al Davis that I’m not the head coach here anymore, I’m going to keep plugging away,” Kiffin said. “And I have not been told by Al Davis that I’m not the head coach.”

Asked whether a Raider official other than Davis had told him he would be fired, Kiffin said: “I’m not going to get in to what’s been said by other people, or what I’ve been told by other people. I’m not going to get into everything that’s said. If we believe everything that’s said around here, we’d be in a lot of trouble.”