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Current Albany State defensive backs coach Dan Land (25) is seen here defending a pass by NFL great John Elway during one of the nine years he played for the L.A./Oakland Raiders and legendary owner Al Davis, below. Land looked back recently on this time playing for Davis, who died Oct. 8 at the age of 82.

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'Just win, baby'

Albany State defensive backs coach Dan Land sat down with The Herald recently to reminisce about hard-nosed, late Raiders owner Al Davis, who many didn't care for. Yet somehow, Land was able to forge a unique friendship with the polarizing NFL owner that lasted well after Land's playing days with Oakland.


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