Jim Harbaugh’s staff with the 49ers is going to look a lot like his staff at Stanford.
Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay Area reports that Vic Fangio has agreed to be the new 49ers defensive coordinator. It was reported earlier by the San Jose Mercury News that Greg Roman would coordinate the team’s offense. Both men held the same positions under Harbaugh at Stanford.
College coaches have had their struggles in the NFL, so importing the most important members of a college staff will raise a few eyebrows. Fangio’s NFL experience will certainly be a big help. Stanford’s offensive line coach Tim Drevno has also agreed to join the staff, per Maiocco.
Fangio interviewed for the Cowboys defensive coordinator job, but was expected to land in San Francisco all along.