Reeves is in the building

Update: Here’s the article on Reeves and Hue Jackson for Saturday’s paper.


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Dan Reeves is in Santa Clara at this moment, interviewing with coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan for the 49ers’ offensive-coordinator position.

Reeves was an NFL head coach for 23 seasons. He has not coached since the Falcons fired him after 13 games (3-10 record) in the 2003 season.


Coincidentally, Reeves’ name came up once before for a position with the 49ers. When Mike Nolan was hired as 49ers coach in 2005, there were some suggestions he might want to hire Reeves, his mentor, to a role with the 49ers.


Singletary has also consulted with Reeves in the past when he was preparing himself to become an NFL head coach. Singletary also met with such coaches as Bill Walsh, Buddy Ryan, Dick Vermeil, Mike Ditka, basketball’s John Wooden and others.


Reeves is the seventh candidate to become the 49ers’ seventh offensive coordinator in seven seasons. You’d have to consider him the favorite at this point. Earlier this month, he publicly expressed an interest in returning to the NFL on Sirius NFL Radio.


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Thanks to Dave Birkett of The Oakland Press for passing along this nugget from Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who indicated that new Lions offensive coordinator Scot Linehan plans to move his family to Michigan.


“He was very clear on a few things and one of which are his sons,” Schwartz said. “He has young sons and he wanted to get them settled and get them in school, and this was an attractive area for him. I thought that said a lot about the city of Detroit and the suburbs that he wanted his family to relocate here. I think he said he’s moved about 16 times or so, and it was important for him to get some stability.”


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