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Linehan receives second interview for 49ers' offensive-coordinator job

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Scott Linehan had a second interview with San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday, hoping to become the team's offensive coordinator.

Linehan is the first candidate to be given a second interview in Singletary's quest to replace Mike Martz, whom the coach fired last month. The 49ers are looking for their seventh offensive coordinator in the last seven seasons.

Linehan was fired four games into his third season as the St. Louis Rams' head coach last September, but the veteran assistant has been a successful offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings.

Singletary also has interviewed Indianapolis Colts receivers coach Clyde Christensen, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison.

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