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January 23, 2009
Report: Dan Reeves to interview for OC

Wow. The 49ers news is coming fast and furious this morning. The latest comes courtesy of Fox Sports' Jay Glazer who reports that former Broncos, Giants and Falcons head coach Dan Reeves will be interviewing for the team's vacant offensive coordinator position. Per Glazer, Reeves, 65, will be visiting within the next 24 hours.

Reeves became the league's youngest head coach in 1981 when he took over the Broncos. He led the Broncos to three straight Super Bowl apprearances in the 1980s, one of them a 55-10 loss to the 49ers. Reeves is a protege of former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry. Reeves coached under Landry in the 1970s. In 1977, he became the Cowboys' offensive coordinator, running the offense and coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers. He has been out of coaching since 2003, his last season with the Falcons.

So what's the connection here? It's got to be Mike Nolan, who was first hired by Reeves in Denver and then was made one of the youngest coordinators in NFL history by Reeves in 1993 with the Giants. Nolan, in turn, brought Singletary with him to San Francisco, and the two still speak regularly.

-- Matt 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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