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Roman instantly becomes coaching candidate in Jacksonville

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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.

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21 Responses to “Roman instantly becomes coaching candidate in Jacksonville”
  1. norcalmafia says: Jan 8, 2013 7:12 PM

    You can have em…signed Niner fans..

  2. marvin120 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:24 PM

    Roman has been working with Kaepernick running some spread-option, Kaepernick and a certain #15 were similar-type prospects coming out of college… connecting the dots yet?

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 8, 2013 7:33 PM

    Roman doesn’t seem to last too long in any one spot. I don’t have a good feeling about the guy. If he gets hired on the basis of being someone’s roommate 20 years ago, the Jaguars are going from the frying pan into the fire.

  4. seanpbeck says: Jan 8, 2013 7:36 PM

    Atlanta has been a solid team since they drafted Ryan, the 49ers were in the NFC title game last year/got 1st round bye this year, these guys were roommates at John Carroll and the stupid Browns didn’t even INTERVIEW them!? I had hope when Haslam bought the team but this is…bad.

  5. eatitfanboy says: Jan 8, 2013 7:49 PM

    marvin120 says:
    Jan 8, 2013 7:24 PM
    Roman has been working with Kaepernick running some spread-option, Kaepernick and a certain #15 were similar-type prospects coming out of college… connecting the dots yet?
    =======

    Not really, since there are no real facts in evidence that show that a) the Jaguars are looking for a coach at all, and b) if they do fire Mularkey, they will interview Roman.

    This “Roman becomes a candidate” business is nothing but a reporter connecting the dots at this point based upon nothing but the fact that the two know each well.

    So the dots are a little two far apart at this point.

  6. ronaldjones says: Jan 8, 2013 7:49 PM

    Mike Mularkey’s coaching ability is an affront to humanity

  7. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 8, 2013 7:54 PM

    I seriously doubt this guy could be worse than Mularkey, or Del Rio.

    We have won like 7 games in 2 years – I’ll take anything out there that means change.

  8. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 8, 2013 7:58 PM

    Well at least one team knows what they’re doing…..Geezus

  9. goldrush36 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:06 PM

    There are actually quite a few bright spots to Roman. He has held positions on both sides of the ball throughout his career. He also is adjustable to his players strengths IE: tailoring to Smith, then traveling to Nevada to learn the pistol to incorporate with Kaep. His calls can be frustrating at times but there are 3 people pitching in there. (Himself, Harbaugh, Chryst). His calls aren’t gonna blow a game for you either though. With that roster minus Gabbert he could make some good things happen

  10. practicesquadprobowler says: Jan 8, 2013 8:09 PM

    Love how the Niners have had two really good years after…how long being insignificant? And 9er fans are rippin Roman.

  11. goldrush36 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:15 PM

    practicesquadprobowler says: Jan 8, 2013 8:09 PM

    Love how the Niners have had two really good years after…how long being insignificant? And 9er fans are rippin Roman.
    _____________________________________
    No that one person doesn’t exactly speak for the general fan base.. He is part of that crowd you hope gets weeded out with the stadium move

  12. discosucs2005 says: Jan 8, 2013 8:39 PM

    As a 49er fan I’ll be sorry to see him go (although we all saw this coming). I bet he takes Alex Smith with him who would make a great stop gap while they try to find the franchise QB in Jacksonville.

    If I was Roman I’d wait to see if Tebow is headed back to Florida before I took that job.

  13. 209erfan says: Jan 8, 2013 9:47 PM

    Please let this happen! We need an oc with a killer instinct and no more of this conservative crap…but I’d still like to thank Roman for being part of this staff that turned around are great and proud franchise… go niners!

  14. norcalmafia says: Jan 8, 2013 9:53 PM

    Love how people use the Niners were bad for ten years card all the time..uh before that we owned the NFL for twenty years are one of the teams with the most hall of famers and half of the NFL is designed on what Bill Walsh created..Whatever makes you fans of deadbeat NFL teams feel better there are three marquee teams in NFL histor thats the Niners, Steelers and the Cowboys everyone else is looking up…Sorry the truth hurts…

  15. norcalmafia says: Jan 8, 2013 9:55 PM

    Goldrush 36 is probably some sissy from Marin Co..Scared of all the hardcore Mexican fans that come from the east bay and san jose areas…Pansy..

  16. raidermatt707 says: Jan 8, 2013 10:17 PM

    He can start work on Sunday.

  17. thestillcity says: Jan 8, 2013 10:37 PM

    Roman gets a bad rap for running a balanced offense, which is so rare in this league anymore — it gets mislabeled as “conservative”.

    This guy can design a run play like nobody’s business and will be a significant loss for San Francisco. I’m terribly surprised he wasn’t the hottest coaching candidate out there; however, I’m guessing he would have gotten more attention if his team weren’t still in the playoffs (where are GOOD coaching candidates still should be).

    I hope Alex Smith gets to follow him too. I’ll instantly become a bit of a Jags fan.

  18. joshmeeker says: Jan 9, 2013 12:00 AM

    With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey.

  19. chi01town says: Jan 9, 2013 5:14 AM

    Roman has been offensive coordinator for the 49ers for the last 2 years. AND for the last 2 years
    the 49ers have been a top team in the NFC. In the playoffs and will Beat greenbay anywhere they see them. Greg Roman runs that offenese. Emery I hope you have considered this

  20. chi01town says: Jan 9, 2013 8:00 AM

    Greg Roman is Emery’s man… Roman will go to Chicago for the interview and he will NEVER LEAVE.
    Emery has been holding out for this
    the whole time. sorry Jags fans But Chicago has a bigger stage.. more money.. atleast 5 prime time games a season.. More endorsements… a bigger Market
    and Emery will use it all to bring Greg Roman to the Bears

  21. cmiller7 says: Jan 10, 2013 12:10 PM

    If Roman takes a head coaching job, I hope we can hire Chris Ault (Kaepernick’s coach at Nevada, creator of the pistol offense) as our new offensive coordinator

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