By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at 2:53 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Stanford co-defensive coordinator Jason Tarver is under consideration to be the defensive coordinator of the Raiders, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Tarver coached on the 49ers staff from 2001 through 20010, working as an offensive quality control coach from 2001-03, assistant running backs coach in 2004 and outside linebackers from 2005 through 2010.
He joined David Shaw’s staff in 2011 to work as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers, replacing Vic Fangio, who joined Jim Harbaugh with the 49ers.
Tarver, 37, attended Foothill High in Pleasanton and also played at West Valley College after Santa Clara cut it football program in 1994-95.
It’s been slow going for the Raiders in their search to find a replacement for Chuck Bresnahan. Oakland reportedly interviewed Greg Manusky, to accepted the defensive coordinator position with the Indianapolis Colts. They have reportedly been denied permission to talk with Bill Johnson of New Orleans and Richard Smith of Denver. Other names that have surfaced include Green Bay cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. and 49ers secondary coach Ed Donatell, although it’s not known if either man has actually interviewed or has been given permission to be interviewed.
Coaches under contract can be denied permission to interview if under contract except in the case of a head coaching position.