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Niners tap Raye to run offense

Updated: January 30, 2009, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The first time Jimmy Raye was on the San Francisco 49ers' coaching staff, he didn't even really have a job title. He's coming back 32 years later to take on a title that nobody has kept very long in recent years.

Raye agreed to terms with the 49ers on Friday to become the club's seventh offensive coordinator in seven seasons.

The 62-year-old coaching veteran is a somewhat unlikely choice for the 49ers, who needed a full month to fill the vacancy created when ...

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