ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Saturday night that the Raiders were showing interest in Stanford assistant Jason Tarver regarding their defensive coordinator vacancy.
On Monday, the Raiders announced that Tarver has been hired.
A co-defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Stanford this past season, Tarver will work under defensive-minded head coach Dennis Allen in Oakland. Under Tarver’s watch in 2011, Stanford ranked third nationally in run defense and averaged three sacks per game.
Though he is only 37 years old, Tarver is a veteran NFL coach. He spent the 2001-2010 seasons on the 49ers’ staff, working in various capacities and moving his way up.