Well, the Niners apparently spent 6 hours the other day talking to their DC Vic Fangio in an attempt to understand what he has in mind if he was named head coach. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind seeing Fangio stick around. he has done a very good job with this defense amid a ton of injuries and an ineffective offense on the other side of the ball. Yeah, we’ve beaten that subject into the ground, but here’s what I’m wondering now. If the Niners do decide to go with Fangio (and in my mind, if they are going to hire a defensive coach, they’d go with Fangio since he’s familiar with everyone, and he’s a top defensive coach and they couldn’t get anyone better), who should they get at their OC?
The names that are there are the always-semi-available Rob Chudzinski, He of a ton of teams and jobs, but his work with Cam Newton and the anemic Panther offense back in 2011 was a big turnaround and you’d think he’d fit right in with Colin Kaepernick. Another name that has popped up is Clyde Christensen, he of Fresno City Junior College fame. He’s been in the Colts system as an OC, QB coach, WR Coach, and TE coach for these past 12 years. Some good players have rolled through there, and hes been exposed to some very good offenses.
From the college ranks, you have to wonder if a guy like Tony Franklin in on their radar. He’s Berkeley’s OC, and a guy that has put together very strong passing offenses in Tennessee under Mike Leach, and now here at Cal. No NFL experience however. Another dark horse candidate from the college ranks is Scott Frost, Oregon’s OC. ‘Nuff said there. He worked under Chip Kelly and is still running one of the most high-powered offenses in any sport. No NFL experience as well, but he’s got to be someone who they look at.
You guys got any names?