Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area is reporting that much of the San Francisco 49ers staff from last year has packed up and moved out. On Thursday, the 49ers hired former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to be their new head coach. It was expected that he would bring in his own choices for his staff and that much of Jim Tomsula's assistants would not be retained.
Kelly met with defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, but there is no word yet on how that meeting went.
Hearing a lot of #49ers staff from last year packed up and moved out. Chip Kelly has met with Eric Mangini. No word yet on how that went.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 15, 2016
Maiocco says that Kelly is expected to meet with running backs coach Tom Rathman next week. Rathman has had two stints as the 49ers' running backs coach. One was from 1997 through 2002 and then since 2009.
Chip Kelly expected to meet early next week with #49ers RBs coach Tom Rathman, who did great job getting a lot of newcomers coached up.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 16, 2016
Earlier today, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reported that linebackers coach Jason Tarver may also stick around.
Hearing from different sources that one #49ers assistant who may be sticking around is LBs coach Jason Tarver. Well-liked in organization.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) January 15, 2016
DL/asst.HC Jerry Azzinaro, Chip Kelly's "coaching confidant," is good bet to join #49ers. He was on Kelly's staffs at Oregon, Philadelphia.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 15, 2016
The following photo was posted on the team's official Twitter account today, which may be the first of Kelly at the 49ers facility.