Originally posted by valrod33:
Team sources expect Stanford defensive coordinator Vic Fangio to take the same position on Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco staff this week. Fangio has talked to other NFL teams about their openings but is very close with Harbaugh, and 49ers sources believe the job is essentially his.
On the offensive side of the ball, Harbaugh will be running the offense and will be the de facto offensive coordinator. The team will have a running game coordinator and a passing game coordinator but this will be Harbaugh's offense, according to the sources. Several coaches from the 49ers existing staff are expected to remain with the team, including offensive line coach Mike Solari, running backs coach Tom Rathman and defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.
I have ZERO problems with that. You then have one guy spending all his time conceaving the best RUN play and another guy concieving the best PASS play. Harbaugh asks for input in any given situation and select the best play. I love it.
Moreover, if you lose a guy (like Mike McCarthy, Norv Turner, etc) it isn't nearly as damaging because he only called half of the plays anyway and Harbaugh understands them all.
Now I understand what he meant on Chronicle Live when he said playcalling was a team effort. Its gonna take some time to get all this stuff running smoothly, but once it does, look out. ;-)