With Dave Caldwell becoming the G.M. in Jacksonville, the first order of business will be to determine whether to retain coach Mike Mularkey. And while their mutual history in Atlanta could help, Caldwell has other ties that run far deeper.
As Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com explains it, Caldwell’s arrival makes 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman a candidate for the Jacksonville job. Roman and Caldwell, write Maiocco, were teammates and roommates at John Carroll University.
“Dave’s in Atlanta,” Roman said Tuesday, before Caldwell took a new job. “We might end up playing them, so I’m really not talking to Dave right now.”
There have been mixed reports regarding whether Mularkey will return after only one season as the Jaguars’ head coach.