Originally posted by SofaKing:
Originally posted by kap2crab:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
You guys are nuts.
If Roman leaves the replacement OC is already on the staff. They are NOT going to bring in a whole new system because its Harbaughs system to begin with.
I though maybe Drevno before he left, but perhaps Chryst. They might look at the Stanford staff as well.
Norv? Seriously? Not gonna happen.
You're contradicting yourself there. Also, there's no way that there's no way we wouldn't bring an outsider on. It's absolutely in the realm of possibility.
It's certainly possible, but less likely when you have an offensive HC. They tend to promote within, or hire someone who already has familiarity running their scheme. Defensive HCs are typically not married to any offensive scheme, nor have the expertise on that side of the ball, which is why you see so many of them cycle through coordinators of all backgrounds before finding the right fit.
Hiring someone from the Stanford staff would not be a contradiction, because they obviously run Harbaugh's scheme. Hiring a complete outsider would require the new OC to scrap much of what he did in the past, and adjust to a new philosophy. That doesn't happen often, which is why the Kelly-Shurmur pairing was so unique. It's the exception, not the rule.
Exactly. I'm glad someone understood my point.
Pep Hamilton might have been good, but he's in Indy now.
BTW, I'm not sying the OC SHOULD be Chryst. I'm saying its very possible it WILL be Chryst. Harbaugh has known Roman will get another job for some time. He won't be caught flat-footed. I'm sure he has a plan and I'm pretty sure he probably already has his next guy on his staff already. Could be Cryst. Could be Morton. I thought it might be Drevno, but he's already got another job.
This isn't a Hostler reboot. Nolan panicked because they lost Norv late in the process. Harbaugh won't panic. He's known this was a possibility for a long time. A big reason why Harbaugh was hired was because he was an offensive coach. The team was tired of learning a new offense every single year. Harbaugh brought stability to the offensive side of the ball and they WILL NOT change that in order to bring in Norv Turner. Not gonna happen.
It will be a guy on the staff, a guy from Stanford, or someone he's worked with in the past. Count on it.
At this point though, Roman might stay...especially if the Niners keep winning.
[ Edited by Marvin49 on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:43 AM ]