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January 9, 2009
Linehan is in the building ....

After meeting with Colts receiver coach Clyde Christensen this morning, Mike Singletary is now having a face-to-face with former Rams coach Scott Linehan to talk about the team's vacant offensive coordinator job. At least one more candidate, former Browns coordinator Rob Chudzinski, is scheduled to be in tomorrow. Of the three mentioned, Linehan has the most experience at the NFL level, having run the offenses in Minnesota, Miami and St. Louis in recent seasons.

In fact, if I were handicapping this beauty contest, I'd have to put my money on Linehan. He seems to hit on all the big criteria, which are 1.) A commitment to the running game. 2.) Experience. 3.) Works well with quarterbacks (Not named Bulger). 4.) No chance in becoming a head coach again anytime soon. Of course, the biggest test for any of these candidates is whether they hit it off with Singletary as new running backs coach Tom Rathman obviously did on Wednesday morning ...

-- 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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