Vic Fangio gets extension, raise from 49ers

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It appears 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s lobbying efforts are working.

According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio got a raise and a contract extension, which pairs the longtime assistant’s deal with Harbaugh’s.

Now both of them have expiring contracts after the 2015 season, and Fangio is among the highest-paid coordinators in the league.

The 49ers have been in the top five in the league in defense each of their three years together with the 49ers. Fangio also coaches the team’s outside linebackers.

He’s also a trusted agent of Harbaugh, who has the run of the defense while Harbaugh concentrates on the other side of the ball. While Fangio’s name gets tossed into coaching search speculation from time to time, he hasn’t gotten enough attention for the work he’s doing there.

10 responses to “Vic Fangio gets extension, raise from 49ers

  1. From the Dept of Redundancy Dept: The 49ers have been in the top five in the league in defense each of their three years together with the 49ers.

  2. Harbaugh knows he blew it by keeping the wrong QB, his lust for veteran players and meager drafts so he’s making sure he can make a clean break after this season. Probably back to coaching collage ball where he belongs.

  3. @jimmyt
    Where have you been since 2003, the problem isn’t Kap it’s Roman and his crazy play calling. Stop doing the nose candy before post stuff. Remember Alex ONLY beat one team with a winning record last yr. So the right decision was made at QB.

  4. With the way the relationship between Harbaugh and Baalke is going I wouldn’t be surprised if Fangio is applying for the Niners head coaching job next season.

  5. @Schmitty2
    Haha. “With the way the relationship between Harbaugh and Baalke is going…?” To anybody who knows anything, this is clear evidence that the two are getting along as well as ever, making compromises and doing what’s best for the TEAM!!! Any “problems” Harbaugh was causing was mostly to get his deserving staff paid and respected….guess it worked!!

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