Report: Linehan interviewed for coordinator job

Report: Linehan interviewed for coordinator job
January 21, 2014, 9:45 am
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The Ravens interviewed Scott Linehan about their vacant offensive coordinator position at the Senior Bowl on Monday, according to the Baltimore Sun. Linehan was the Lions offensive coordinator for five seasons, but was fired last month when former head coach Jim Schwartz was let go.

Linehan was the offensive play caller for Schwartz, and the Lions finished in the top six in total offense the past three seasons, led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The Lions were sixth in total offense in 2013, third in 2012, and fifth in 2011.

The 50-year-old Linehan has nine years of experience as an NFL offensive coordinator with the Vikings (2002-04), Dolphins (2005), and Lions (2009-13). He was also the Rams head coach for three seasons (2006-08), with an 11-25 record before being fired.

Linehan is at least the second candidate for the job interviewed by the Ravens. Former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan interviewed last week. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said has said the team will conduct an extensive search, but offered no timetable for filling the position.