Linehan turns down 49ers

Updated: January 18, 2009, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Scott Linehan declined the San Francisco 49ers' offer to become their offensive coordinator Sunday, saying he wasn't ready to commit to his next coaching move.

Linehan, a respected offensive coordinator for Miami and Minnesota, was fired four games into his third season as the St. Louis Rams' head coach last September. He still wants to return to coaching this year, but doesn't want to rush his choice.

"They were great to me from the top down, from ownership to the ...

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