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Leavitt could land in San Fran

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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?

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10 Responses to “Leavitt could land in San Fran”
  1. radrntn says: Jan 12, 2011 7:57 PM

    Matt Barrows….yep he would know

  2. hendeeze says: Jan 12, 2011 8:05 PM

    I’d pay money to watch him attempt to do so to TKO or Willis haha

  3. nfl4ever says: Jan 12, 2011 8:15 PM

    That’s a lot of potential testosterone on that coaching staff between Leavitt and Harbaugh.

  4. lgbarn says: Jan 12, 2011 8:32 PM

    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.

  5. charliewade says: Jan 12, 2011 8:37 PM

    “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.

  6. eagleswineagleswin says: Jan 12, 2011 8:49 PM

    I hope he grabs Willis by the throat. That should be interesting

  7. blakebuchanan87 says: Jan 12, 2011 8:51 PM

    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.

  8. smarterthana5thgrader says: Jan 12, 2011 9:59 PM

    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

  9. fumblenuts says: Jan 13, 2011 12:05 AM

    “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.

  10. stixzidinia says: Jan 13, 2011 10:23 AM

    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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