In a move that should surprise no one, the 49ers will part ways with director of college scouting David McCloughan, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area.
The 49ers had a supposedly “mutual parting” with McCloughan’s brother Scot in March. Scot was the team’s general manager.
It sounds like this dismissal was just as awkward as the previous one. David McCloughan is not fired yet, but the team has taken away his computer and informed him he will not be
with the organization much longer.
Trent Baalke and Tom Gamble are now the highest ranking members in the team’s personnel department.
It remains to be seen if Baalke will be given the permanent role as G.M. after essentially acting as the team’s decision-maker during the draft. As Maiocco points out, the team would have to interview other candidates for the job to satisfy the Rooney Rule.