Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Its also not like he isaint a student of the game. He has been around alot to where im sure it wouldnt be a problem finding some sort of mesh between harbaughs offense, and the coryell/digit system. Him and harbaugh would make it work.
Here's another shot out of a cannon. Marc Trestman. Harbaugh knows him, he was the QB Coach while Trestman was OC with the Raiders when Gannon went HAM and he was in the running as a potential OC before Roman was selected. He's an excellent coach and a terrific offensive mind. I remember him getting booted out as OC of the 49ers after a year where they had the #1 offense and he got the full brunt of the blame for the team having crappy running backs. His playcalling against the Cowboys was particularly poignant, with Young out, Grbac starting andthe 49ers having injuries all over the offensive line, the 49ers still took out the eventual NFL Champions in their own backyard thanks to a combination of hard-hitting defense and timely offense.
If you look back and see how many quarterbacks had career years under Trestman, either as OC or QB coach, it is pretty mind-blowing, he help even Scott Mitchell look like a top NFL quarterback. Jake Plummer had his best season under the tutelage of Trestman, a former quarterback himself. Somebody needs to rescue him from Canada, and that somebody is Jim Harbaugh. :P
If Roman leaves, bring in Trestman as offensive coordinator, hire Ault as a consultant, have them work together to merge Trestman's style of WCO with Ault's pistol offense.......and then +??????? =profit.
Also, check this out.
Not that many years ago, Wilson would been considered to play quarterback in the NFL.
"He's the kind of guy who would have been available to the CFL," said Jim Popp, general manager of the Montreal Alouettes.
When Popp hired Trestman in 2008, the new coach had a request: "Can you get Russell Wilson?"
Popp did the best he could. He made a deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for an exchange of players on the unpublished CFL negotiation list. The Alouettes traded Terrelle Pryor's rights (then Ohio State, now Oakland Raiders) to the Riders for the rights to Wilson. They believed he was the perfect candidate to succeed Anthony Calvillo at quarterback.
"But as his stock grew, I knew that wasn't going to be possible," said Popp.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM ]