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49ers interview Browns quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer for QB coach position

MM and Barrows both are reporting that Mike Singletary and Scott McCloughan interviewed "current" Browns QB coach Rip Scherer.  I put it in quotations because it sounds like Eric Mangini is unlikely to retain him.

As Barrows and Maiocco have both intimated, it's especially interesting given the fact that Singletary said in his end of season press conference that the new offensive coordinator would have the discretion for hiring his own quarterbacks coach.  Does this mean Rob Chudzinski is the front runner? 

It's also possible that this is part of the due diligence.  Maybe Singletary thinks that whomever the new OC would want to bring in as QB coach reflects on that person's abilities as OC.  If so, it would make sense to find out who the OC candidates want as their QB coach and do the interviews as a package deal.

Here's Scherer's coaching background:

1974-75 Penn State, graduate assistant
1976 North Carolina State, part-time assistant quarterbacks coach
1977-78 University of Hawaii, running backs coach
1979 University of Virginia, quarterbacks coach
1980-81 Georgia Tech, quarterbacks coach
1982-84 Georgia Tech, running backs coach
1985 Georgia Tech, assistant athletic director
1986 Georgia Tech, quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator
1987 University of Alabama, offensive coordinator
1988-90 University of Arizona, offensive coordinator/director of football operations (1988)
1991-94 James Madison University, head coach
1995-2000 University of Memphis, head coach
2001 University of Kansas, co-offensive coordinator
2003-04 Southern Mississippi, offensive coordinator
2005-06 Cleveland Browns, quarterbacks coach
2007-08 Cleveland Browns, assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach