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  • By Erik Maitland
    Nov 20, 2000 at 12:00 AM 0 comments
    Seeing that this is my premier column on the 49erwebzone, I felt it necessary to write about a topic that I have thinking about for a long while. Since I haven’t been around as long as the other 49er fans, I cannot remember the years that we were not controlled by either Bill Walsh or George Seifert so I can only compare our coach to one of those two. Being that those are some tough shoes to follow in, Steve deserves some latitude, but does he have the ability to take us where we all want to go? Just a few short years ago, no one in the bay area was completely sure what direction the 49ers were going to head in. They had just lost their coach of 8 years, George Seifert, and they were searching for a replacement. When the announcement came that Steve Mariucci was to become the...
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