Dennison scheduled to interview for 49ers’ O.C. job

The 49ers are scheduled to interview (former?) Broncos offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Rick Dennison on Monday at the team’s Santa Clara facility.

The development was reported by ESPN’s NFC West blogger Mike Sando. After attending the Saint Mary’s-USF hoops game as a fan, I was able to confirm the news. Dennison is the only person scheduled to interview with the 49ers on Monday, but more candidates are expected to interview this week.

 

Three offensive minds have already interviewed for the opening, which was created when Mike Martz was fired after one season. Colts receivers coach Clyde Christensen, former Rams coach Scott Linehan and former Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski have met with coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan to discuss the opening.

 

Dennison, 50, has spent 14 seasons with the Broncos, including the past three as offensive coordinator. He was responsible for game-planning the Broncos’ zone-blocking run game, while Mike Heimerdinger or Jeremy Bates was in charge of the passing game.

 

He played nine seasons with the Broncos from 1982 to ’90 and appeared in three Super Bowls as a linebacker.

 

Dennison last week interviewed for the Broncos’ head-coaching job, which reportedly has gone to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

 

The Broncos this season had the league’s No. 2-rated offense in yards per game. Their run game ranked 12th in the NFL.

 

DENNISON FILE

2007-08: Offensive coordinator/offensive line, Denver Broncos

2006: Offensive coordinator, Broncos

2001-05: Offensive line, Broncos

1997-2000: Special teams, Broncos

1995-96: Offensive assistant, Broncos

1992-94: Assistant coach, Suffield Academy (Conn.)

 

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