The 49ers have yet to conduct any interviews for the offensive coordinator position, but that could change in the next day or two.
Coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan are kicking around the names of candidates, and presumably talking to folks about their schedules.
They are still discussing whether anyone on the current coaching staff will be considered. Offensive line coach Chris Foerster and receivers coach Jerry Sullivan are the only two staff members with experience as NFL offensive coordinators. Tight ends coach Pete Hoener has an extensive history in the college ranks.
The only interview taking place today was Singletary on his KNBR radio show this morning. Speaking with Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey, Singletary revealed he would like to talk with Raiders running backs coach (and former 49ers fullback) Tom Rathman.
“Well, I think when you think about a guy like Tom Rathman, it’s just one of those things where I remember playing against him and I’ve talked to him several times as a coach,” Singletary said on the show. “It would be great to have an opportunity to sit down with him and talk about it, but we’ll all see how it works out.”
It’s not known whether Rathman would be a candidate for offensive coordinator or RBs coach. Singletary last week fired Tony Nathan after one season coaching the 49ers’ running backs.
When asked if the process has already taken longer than he thought it would, Singletary said, “Not really. I think the biggest thing is just getting to that point, getting to that period. It’s easy to just go ahead and bring guys in and rush them out. We really don’t want to do that. Scot (McCloughan) and I really are targeting the people we feel comfortable with and feel that are going to help us get where we want to go.”