From Barrows’ Blog:
The 49ers interviewed their first candidate for quarterbacks coach, Rip Scherer, who held that position with the Cleveland Browns the last four seasons. The 49ers also have interviewed outgoing Browns offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for their offensive coordinator — things that make you go, Hmmmm — but I’m being cautioned that the Scherer interview is not an indication that Chudzinski is a leading candidate for the OC job.
The mere fact that the 49ers are interviewing quarterbacks coaches before hiring an OC, however, is intriguing. During his end-of-season press conference, Mike Singletary said the incoming OC would have the discretion to pick his top lieutenant, the QBs coach. The idea was that the setup would create built-in continuity if the OC were to move on.