Report: Seahawks’ Tom Cable to interview for 49ers head coach job

Jan 5, 2017, 12:36 PM | Updated: 1:00 pm

Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable is reportedly in the running for the 49ers head coaching job. (A...

Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable is reportedly in the running for the 49ers head coaching job. (AP)


Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable is expected to interview for the head coaching vacancy with the division-rival 49ers next week, according to reports.

USA Today’s Tom Pelissero tweeted that the 49ers will also interview Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer for the team’s general manager vacancy.

The 49ers fired head coach Chip Kelly last week after the team finished 2-14 in his one season in San Francisco.

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Cable, who has been Seattle’s offensive line coach and assistant head coach since 2010, has been a head coach in the NFL and in college. Over four seasons at the University of Idaho, his teams went 11-35, and his Raiders teams went 17-27 from 2008 to 2010.

Seattle’s defensive coordinator Kris Richard and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell have also been rumored to be candidates for head coaching openings around the league. Head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that he looks at interest in his staff from the outside as a “positive thing.”

“When guys come to this program and we first talk about coming, I’ll tell them I’ll do everything I can to help them get wherever they want to go and do whatever they want to do with their careers. I mean that,” Carroll said. “When the opportunity comes up and our guys are getting some looks and stuff, I’m the first one cheerleading for them and working with them, in every way that I can. Whether it’s getting ready for interviews, getting ready for staff stuff, whatever they want. I’m not trying to tell them what to do, I’m just there available to help them because I want them to do well.”

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