Jackson interviews for O.C. job

Ravens quarterbacks coach Hue Jackson is currently at the 49ers’ team headquarters in Santa Clara to interview for the team’s vacant offensive coordinator position.

Jackson, 43, is someone 49ers coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan have discussed from the beginning, when Mike Martz was fired on Dec. 30.


But Jackson was off-limits while the Ravens were in the playoffs. The Ravens were bounced from the playoffs Sunday, losing to the Steelers in the AFC Championship game. Jackson did good work this season with Ravens rookie quarterback Joe Flacco.


We initially reported the 49ers’ interest in Jackson on Wednesday. Click on the link, “Ravens QB coach emerges as 49ers O.C. candidate,” to see his coaching history.


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Official candidates

Hue Jackson: Interviewing today with 49ers. Linked to jobs with the Bengals and Jets.

Jeff Jagodzinski: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 20. Remains a candidate.

Rob Chudzinski: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 10. Also, reportedly considered for Buccaneers job.

Clyde Christensen: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 9. Is not considered a top candidate.



Brian Schottenheimer: Might remain with Jets, but also mentioned as candidate for Lions offensive coordinator.

Chan Gailey: Remains in limbo with Chiefs, and rumored candidate for Bucs job.

Paul Hackett: Raiders scout has been discussed internally, but 49ers have not made contact with him.

Gil Haskell: S.F. native was not retained as O.C. on Seahawks staff and he reportedly has plans to retire.


Out of the picture

Scott Linehan: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 9 and Jan. 15. Received offer on Jan. 15; declined 49ers job offer on Jan. 18.

Rick Dennison: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 12. Retained on Broncos staff as offensive line coach.

Pat Shurmur: Named Rams offensive coordinator.

Mike McCoy: Named Broncos offensive coordinator.

Greg Knapp: Named Seahawks offensive coordinator.

Pete Carmichael Jr.: Promoted to Saints offensive coordinator.

Jeremy Bates: Accepted job with USC.

Brian Daboll: Named Browns offensive coordinator.


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Also, McCloughan has been keeping a low profile. But he did a Q&A on 49ers.com in which he confirmed my earlier reports that the club wants to bring back Alex Smith. He also confirmed that the 49ers will have two compensatory picks and he deftly side-steps a question about Panthers’ defensive star and prospective free agent Julius Peppers, who has said he wants to go to a 3-4 team.


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