Christensen interviews for O.C. job

Clyde Christensen, who completed his seventh season as wide receivers coach of the Colts, interviewed for the 49ers’ vacant offensive coordinator position this morning. He is the first official candidate coach Mike Singletary has interviewed for the position.

Christensen, 52, joined the Colts after serving one season as Buccaneers offensive coordinator in 2001.

 

While with the Colts, Christensen has worked with wide receivers Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez.

 

Christensen spent six seasons at Tampa Bay. He coached tight ends from 1996 to ’98, and quarterbacks in 1999 and 2000. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2001. That season, Keyshawn Johnson posted a franchise-record 106 receptions for 1,266 yards, while quarterback Brad Johnson completed 340 passes.

 

Before joining the Bucs, Christensen spent 1994 and ’95 as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Clemson. From 1992 to ’93, he was quarterbacks coach at Maryland. His QBs were John Kaleo and Scott Milanovich. Kaleo ranked second nationally in total offense in ’92, while Milanovich finished fourth in ’93.

 

In ’91, Christensen was RBs coach at South Carolina. In ’90, he was offensive coordinator at Holy Cross. The previous season he coached receivers and tight ends at Holy Cross. He also coached at East Carolina (1986-88), Temple (1983-85), East Tennessee State (1980-82) and Mississippi (1979).

 

Former Rams coach Scott Linehan will interview for the job later today, according to the NFL Network. Former Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is scheduled to interview on Saturday, the network reported. (But the network also reported the 49ers would “kick off” their coordinaor search with the Linehan interview. They had no mention of Christensen.)