AP source: 49ers interview Buccaneers OC Dirk Koetter

A person with direct knowledge of the meeting says Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter interviewed Saturday for the San Francisco 49ers coaching vacancy.

The meeting took place in Tampa, Florida, the person said Saturday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the process and scheduled interviews are not being made public by the franchise.

San Francisco is expected to interview Hue Jackson on Sunday, though his agent, John Thornton, hasn't returned requests to confirm the meeting. Former Oakland Raiders coach Jackson very well could emerge as the leading candidate for CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke as they search for an experienced coach to replace Jim Tomsula, the former defensive line coach fired after one season as head coach and a 5-11 record.

Tomsula - who replaced Jim Harbaugh last January - was dismissed within a couple of hours after the season-finale 19-16 overtime win against St. Louis on Jan. 3.


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