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Kyle Shanahan turned down 49ers OC interview, potentially because Mike Shanahan could be in play

The San Francisco 49ers search for an offensive coordinator could take a detour with some Shanahan. It's difficult to tell what exactly is going on.

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The San Francisco 49ers coaching staff is still a work in progress, and something interesting has jumped out. The team at some point is reported to have requested an interview with former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but initial reports said he declined. Now, we might have an interesting reason why: Mike Shanahan could very well be in play:

I had heard some rumblings that Rob Chudzinski was going to get the job, but given his ongoing status with the Indianapolis Colts, the 49ers are not allowed to say anything about it. I would be surprised if it was not Chudzinski, but I suppose anything is possible.

One thing to keep in mind with this Shanahan rumor is we don't know what kind of agenda is in play on this. The 49ers could very well be interested in Shanahan as OC, and only recently found out he would in fact be interested in an OC job and not a head coach job. We likely won't know anything for certain on Chudzinski until after the Colts play this weekend. In the meantime, the rumor mill is running hot and heavy.