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Jim Hostler being predicted for Ravens offensive coordinator job

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Hostler is one of final four candidates for the position.

Receivers coach Jim Hostler appears to be the leading candidate for the Ravens' offensive coordinator job.
Receivers coach Jim Hostler appears to be the leading candidate for the Ravens' offensive coordinator job.
Evan Habeeb

Of the four candidates Jim Harbaugh will choose from for the open offensive coordinator position, only Jim Hostler is already on the staff.

And maybe that's giving him a leg up on the job.

According to the Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, who has been at the Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala. this week, Hostler is being pegged as the front-runner to be Baltimore's next offensive coordinator.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Although no decision made on Ravens OC job, multiple NFL sources at Senior Bowl predicting WR coach Jim Hostler will ultimately land the job</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/425841135085318145">January 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Hostler has one year of offensive coordinator experience, when his 2007 49ers squad finished dead last by about 40 yards in total offense. It won't be a popular pick. But, from a head coaching perspective, it would allow for continuity to stay in place so that the Ravens' offense isn't learning a new system this offseason.

Then again, this is football. Paid professionals can pick up on new offenses in an offseason. Just ask the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.

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