STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -Stanford offensive line coach Chris Dalman resigned Wednesday, leaving a big hole on coach Jim Harbaugh's staff.
Dalman was also was the Cardinal's running game coordinator and helped turned one of the weakest units on the team into one of its best. Stanford (5-7) finished second in the Pac-10 with 199.6 yards rushing per game, falling one game shy of making a bowl game.
Harbaugh said in a statement that Dalman decided to leave the program to spend more time with his family.
``Coach Dalman has contributed greatly to the foundation of championship football at Stanford University,'' Harbaugh said. ``Chris will be missed, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.''
Dalman was a four-year starter at Stanford before playing seven years in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. He returned to the Cardinal as an assistant in 2007.
Before joining Harbaugh's staff, Dalman spent two seasons as an assistant with the Atlanta Falcons. In his second year in Atlanta, Dalman worked on the staff with Oakland Raiders interim coach Tom Cable.
l-time coaching job with the Raiders, Dalman could be a candidate to join that staff as an assistant.

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