Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Wish it wasn't for a DC position. We'd seem like major d-bags for denying permission. If it were for another positional job, I'd say back off, get someone else.
Since DC is a promotion, the 49ers cannot deny him.
Teams can deny permission to make a parallel move (DC for Team A to DC for Team B) but they cannot prevent an assistant from moving up to a coordinator position.
If true, I am sure Harbaugh/Baalke would not attempt to prevent it. Every coach dreams of moving up the ladder. If an assistant was offered a position with a team but found out they were not willing to allow a move up, that coach would not accept the position. Just the way it is...