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Report: Harbaugh tabs both Stanford coordinators to join 49ers

V. Fangio

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.

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22 Responses to “Report: Harbaugh tabs both Stanford coordinators to join 49ers”
  1. ditchdiver says: Jan 14, 2011 5:20 PM

    Next up on the list of hires, ‘The Tree’ from the marching band.

  2. marcsasharc says: Jan 14, 2011 5:40 PM

    love it. his defenses were opportunistic and aggressive.

  3. hobartbaker says: Jan 14, 2011 5:47 PM

    9ers are early favorites for the Orange Bowl.

  4. goldrush36 says: Jan 14, 2011 6:04 PM

    Both Coordinators have many years of NFL experience on different levels. It’s hardly the same as just picking a college coaching staff and going to work.

  5. mezter says: Jan 14, 2011 6:18 PM

    Another big hire for the Niners. Step by step this organization and coaching staff is being built for success. I can’t wait to see what they start doing with the roster. I expect big things from this team for years to come.

  6. joefromphilly says: Jan 14, 2011 6:28 PM

    Headline should be “Andrew luck still has until tomorrow to change his mind.”

    Kid takes a selfless and honorable route, and now his whole team will be in a restructuring year for his senior season.

  7. raiderrob21 says: Jan 14, 2011 6:43 PM

    Sounds about right. I think Stanford could have beat the 49ers last year. No the Cardinal, I mean 49ers will have a college staff to compete in whats a college division the NFC WEAK.

  8. goldrush36 says: Jan 14, 2011 6:53 PM

    Yep and they still beat the raiders. So did Arizona… So what’s that tell you rob? Not to mention Harbaugh wouldn’t even give undead Al the time of day for an interview.

  9. goldrush36 says: Jan 14, 2011 6:56 PM

    joefromphilly says: Jan 14, 2011 6:28 PM

    Headline should be “Andrew luck still has until tomorrow to change his mind.”

    Kid takes a selfless and honorable route, and now his whole team will be in a restructuring year for his senior season.

    ________________________________

    Which will drastically increase his chances of a less stellar season and a draft day plummet. He may still end up a 49er next year

  10. Celsior says: Jan 14, 2011 6:57 PM

    This development should be enough for the Niners to quickly deal Alex Smith and more players/picks to Carolina in exchange for the #1 overall pick so that San Fran can pick Andrew Luck, who has until tomorrow to change his mind.

  11. eknirb says: Jan 14, 2011 7:00 PM

    Love the hires.
    Can either of them throw the ball?

  12. FinFan68 says: Jan 14, 2011 7:03 PM

    If I were Andrew Luck, I would hold a press conference explaining why I changed my mind and declare for the NFL draft. Gonna be a long year @Stanford and if the record is bad, his draft stock drops some even if he plays well

  13. ottomanismydog says: Jan 14, 2011 7:35 PM

    spells disaster

  14. raiderrob21 says: Jan 14, 2011 8:52 PM

    @goldrush36
    Typical Whiner fan. Your Super Bowl is vs Raiders. You think a meaningless win over the 8-8 Raiders is something to be proud of? The Whiners finished 6-10 in the WORST division in NFL HISTORY! Now a bunch of college coaches gonna come in and get SMOKED! Out coached and out schemed. The college trick plays dont work in the NFL!

  15. realitypolice says: Jan 14, 2011 9:46 PM

    You’re joking right? You know that both of these guys have multiple years of NFL experience, right? That Fangio has TWENTY FIVE YEARS in the league? And that Roman has TWELVE? And that Stanford ran pro style systems, right?

    What a stupid, pointless, post.

  16. goldrush36 says: Jan 14, 2011 11:13 PM

    Sorry Rob, never said it was something to be proud of. Here’s the difference though, the raiders will continue to go nowhere for at least another 10 years. The 49ers are far more talented than the raiders and were held up by idiots for coaches. You also clown on the nfc west, yet the raiders got embarrassed by the 3rd and 4th place teams didn’t they. Also go ahead and do yourself a favor if you can read… Look up which division in the NFL has the best playoff winning percentage over the past decade. Here’s a hint the AFC WEST is dead last!

  17. wallyhorse says: Jan 14, 2011 11:20 PM

    Raiderbob21 wrote:

    >>Sounds about right. I think Stanford could have beat the 49ers last year. No the Cardinal, I mean 49ers will have a college staff to compete in whats a college division the NFC WEAK.>>

    While the NFC West was a joke this year (Seahawks getting to the Divisional round nonewithstanding), the division figures to be much stronger down the road since the Rams went from laughingstocks to essentially a playoff game to end their season themselves in one year under Sam Bradford, who should improve tremendously with a year under his belt while the 49ers will definitely improve because of Harbaugh (and remember, as bad as the 49ers were, had they beat the Rams in week 16, they would have become the first team to win a division after starting 0-5). The Seahawks are going to likely have a very difficult time repeating as NFC Trainwreck West champions.

  18. carson9 says: Jan 14, 2011 11:21 PM

    Hire your college buddies? Great idea! It worked great for Butch Davis and Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban! Works even better if you plan on going back to college in 3 years or less!

  19. fasteddy415 says: Jan 14, 2011 11:23 PM

    HaterBobN shut up. Dont you have a life? Always talkn smack. Here is a fact for you. The best defensive shut down corner will not come back. Why? NFL Lifetime record of 37-91.. Poor guy! HE GONE! LOSERS..LOL!

  20. quentincosta says: Jan 15, 2011 12:48 AM

    raiderrob21 says:

    Jan 14, 2011 8:52 PM

    @goldrush36

    Typical Whiner fan. Your Super Bowl is vs Raiders. You think a meaningless win over the 8-8 Raiders is something to be proud of? The Whiners finished 6-10 in the WORST division in NFL HISTORY! Now a bunch of college coaches gonna come in and get SMOKED! Out coached and out schemed. The college trick plays dont work in the NFL!

    realitypolice says:
    Jan 14, 2011 9:46 PM

    You’re joking right? You know that both of these guys have multiple years of NFL experience, right? That Fangio has TWENTY FIVE YEARS in the league? And that Roman has TWELVE? And that Stanford ran pro style systems, right?

    What a stupid, pointless, post.

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    He’s not joking rp, he is a member of the greatest organization on the planet – Raider Nation. And also, the largest collection of jackasses ever assembled…

    They still can’t get the Crypt Keeper removed from power! ha ha ha

  21. hendeeze says: Jan 15, 2011 4:59 AM

    @raiderrob21

    Its been 11 years since the raiders beat the niners. That must just eat at you inside. The raiders are 2-2 against the worst division in history, you think thats something to be proud of? Ex-College coaches with ample NFL experience > DUMPSTER diving for head coaches. Don’t go knocking your 8-8 it took you guys 9 years to set that benchmark And now you lost your HC and your best players along with him. Nhamdi will look great in Red and Gold

  22. 1bigtex says: Jan 15, 2011 6:15 AM

    @raiderrob21

    So the 49ers were successful in hiring the guy who was probably the hottest coaching commodity in college and the Raiders hired who? Oh, that’s right. You don’t have a coach right now. Does Hue Jackson do alot for you? Does he bring the necessary “women beater” element that your last coach had? How many HC candidates have flat out refused to be interviewed or just turned down the job with Uncle Al over the years?

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