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January 12, 2009
49ers look to the west coast (offense) for OC *updated*

The 49ers' thorough search for an offensive coordinator may include another disciple of the West Coast offense. Former Raiders personnel chief Mike Lombardi writes in the National Football Post that recently dismissed Boston College head coach Jeff Jagodzinski will get an interview with the 49ers.

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Jagodzinski's resume has a lot of similarities with that of Rick Dennison, the former Broncos assistant the 49ers interviewed earlier today. Both are well-versed in the West Coast offense and in the zone-blocking rushing style perfected by former Broncos offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. Jagodzinski served as offensive coordinator in Green Bay in 2006 under Mike McCarthy before joining Boston College. He also served as offensive line coach for the Falcons from 2004-2005 under offensive coordinator Greg Knapp.

Both Dennison and Jagodzinski also are regarded highly enough to have interviewed for head-coaching jobs. Dennison was considered for the Broncos' opening. Jagadzinski reportedly interviewed for the New York Jets' head-coaching job, which led to his dismissal at Boston College.

****UPDATE**** To update this report: I'm hearing now (7:45 p.m.) that Jagodzinski is not a candidate for offensive coordinator and will not be coming in for an interview after all.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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