Leavitt could land in San Fran

If 49ers players were scared of coach Mike Singletary, they should prepare to be downright petrified.

Former USF coach Jim Leavitt is under consideration to become the team’s new linebackers coach, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Leavitt built the USF program from nothing, but he was abruptly fired last January after allegedly grabbing a player by the throat and striking him in the face during halftime of a game against Louisville.

Coincidentally (or not), Leavitt and USF just announced on Tuesday that his lawsuit against the school had been settled for $2.75 million.

Why do we have a feeling that one of the claims made in the freshly-settled case was that, due to the actions of USF, he’ll never, ever find work as a football coach again?

10 responses to “Leavitt could land in San Fran

  1. Glad he was fired from the Bulls. He built them but he was not the man to take them over the top. Skip Holtz has done a great job with the Bulls. I’m also glad the Bucs never looked his way.

  2. “Why do we have a feeling that one of the claims made in the freshly-settled case was that, due to the actions of USF, he’ll never, ever find work as a football coach again?”

    Actions and choices have consequences. Leavitt found that out. That’s no one’s fault but his own.

  3. It was money to go away. He was making the spectacle increasingly ugly and dragging things out very publicly. In the end having some hush money was probably the best solution for both sides.

  4. Being a linebacker coach and HC are completely different… Just ask Samurai Mike about that, he was a great LB coach, but a terrible HC… Leavitt will be fine

  5. “He was abruptly fired last January after allegedly grabbing a player by the throat and striking him in the face during halftime of a game against Louisville.”

    I would like to see Leavitt and Tom Cable go toe to toe.

  6. Let’s see this guy try to grab one of these pros and see what happens to him. The pros aren’t so easily intimidated as college kids, and he has no fearsome reputation on the field like Singletary had.

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