Niners’ O.C. candidates: From seven down to four

The 49ers have interviewed seven individuals for the club’s offensive-coordinator position, but those seven have dwindled to four possibilities.


The Chargers today hired Rob Chudzinski as assistant head coach/tight ends. Chudzinkski interviewed for the 49ers’ job on Jan. 10.

He was initially considered a top candidate for the job, but one of the questions was whether he might become an immediate head-coaching candidate if the club experienced success.


Dan Reeves, Hue Jackson and Jeff Jagodzinski interviewed with coach Mike Singletary and GM Scot McCloughan last week. It is not known if a job offer has been made.


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Official candidates

Dan Reeves: Interviewed Jan. 23. NFL head coach for 23 seasons, he has not been a coordinator since 1980 with Cowboys. Remains a candidate.

Hue Jackson: Interviewing Jan. 23. Linked to job with the Bengals. Remains a candidate.

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

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


Out of the picture

Rob Chudzinski: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 10. Named Chargers assistant head coach/tight ends.

Scott Linehan: Interviewed with 49ers on Jan. 9 and Jan. 15. Received offer on Jan. 15; declined 49ers job offer on Jan. 18. Named Lions offensive coordinator on Jan. 23.

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

Brian Schottenheimer: Retained as Jets offensive coordinator.

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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