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Report: 49ers could hire Hue Jackson today

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The San Francisco 49ers could have their next head coach before the day is over.

Owner Jed York is in Cincinnati to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson today, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the 49ers could hire Jackson as soon as today.

That meshes with a previous report that Jackson is the clear front-runner for the 49ers job.

Jackson does have other options, as the Browns also want to interview him today. And the 49ers have considered other candidates, including Bills assistant head coach Anthony Lynn, Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter and former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly.

But at the moment, the 49ers and Jackson appear to be a good match, a match that could get made today.

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69 Responses to “Report: 49ers could hire Hue Jackson today”
  1. alfredogarciashead says: Jan 10, 2016 11:52 AM

    Huge Action making a big mistake joining Dumb and Dumber out there but I guess there are only so many of these jobs so…….

  2. jackofnotrades says: Jan 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    good hire if true

    i like del rio but always felt hue deserved more time in oakland

  3. coolhandgianluca says: Jan 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    After the debacle in Cincy last night Hue would be smart to get the hell out of there the very next day.

  4. ctiggs says: Jan 10, 2016 11:54 AM

    I would love it if we could get it done today. My fear is that Mike brown may fire Marvin lewis then offer Hue the job today as well.

  5. RavenzGunnerz says: Jan 10, 2016 11:55 AM

    He must be encouraged with what he saw yesterday.

  6. BecauseIdRatherBeACheaterThanALoser says: Jan 10, 2016 11:55 AM

    If I were Hue, It’s a no brainer.

    Amazing area, and amazing weather(most of the time).

    And you don’t have to deal with those classless, debris throwing, losers that make up the team and fan base of Cincinnati. It’s fun to joke around about the 49ers, but the truth is they have way more class than that Bungals team, and Hue knows it.

  7. samadams14 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:57 AM

    Well, if Rap Sheet said it, must mean they’re close to trading for Payton!

  8. shlort says: Jan 10, 2016 11:58 AM

    Jackson runs a pro style offense. If he goes to Cleveland or San Francisco, he will be in need of a quarterback. Kaepernick is not going to be miraculously turned into a passer and I don’t think Gabbert has what it takes. Cleveland has zero quarterbacks on their roster. Manziel will drink himself out of the league by summer camps.

  9. travisesite says: Jan 10, 2016 12:06 PM

    Jackson would be a good hire. I wonder if he would run a 4-3 or a 3-4

  10. tommykramer9 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:09 PM

    Hire Hue if you don’t have a clue also if the Niners hire him they should just change their name to the Browns

  11. natijim235 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:10 PM

    if mike brown weren’t so damn loyal and will keep marvin as a bengal fan would love to have Hue as HC… for the the tread above putting down the bengas fans i don’t know what team you’re a fan of steelers? 49er? are you actually saying your fellow fans act better? SF isn’t that where they have shootings with opposing fans in the parking lot after the game??

  12. Square Peg, Round Hole says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 PM

    Hue made Jason Campbell look good.

  13. williamannand says: Jan 10, 2016 12:11 PM

    “At the moment, the 49ers and Jackson appear to be a good match”

    Jackson was a fine match for the Raiders too.

  14. whodeytn says: Jan 10, 2016 12:13 PM

    The debacle in which Hue’s inconsistent offense failed to score for three quarters
    After the debacle in Cincy last night Hue would be smart to get the hell out of there the very next day.

  15. ballboy48 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:14 PM

    Matt Patricia would be a better coach. The guy is super smart!

  16. boknowsall says: Jan 10, 2016 12:16 PM

    Mike Silver reports that Hue Jackson will win the Super Bowl in 2016 with San Fransisco. Hue told him so while they were spooning after the game last night.

  17. titansfan12 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:17 PM

    Cleveland has the second pick to get a QB, what does the 49ers have? Kaepernick? Lol. If he goes there good luck.

    All the reports that have come out said he is equally interested in both jobs.

  18. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jan 10, 2016 12:17 PM

    after last a pee wee team looks better than cincinatti!

  19. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 PM

    seriously lol hue will make a great coach for whoever hires him…guy is a class act. good luck to him and congrats on a well deserved opportunity.

  20. MichaelEdits says: Jan 10, 2016 12:18 PM

    If Hue Jackson takes some of his own players along with him to Santa Clara, don’t expect to see Burfict on that list.

  21. learysdisciples says: Jan 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    Technically, anything could happen.

  22. KIR says: Jan 10, 2016 12:19 PM

    He was Right about Carson Palmer and the Raiders haven’t been as competitive since he was fired.

  23. daytontriangles says: Jan 10, 2016 12:20 PM

    People often mistakenly think that the S.F. Bay Area is warm all the time. It can actually get pretty cold there in the evenings, especially during the winter months.

    Fortunately, the Dumpster Fire that is the 49ers should keep Hue nice and toasty.

  24. niners806 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:23 PM

    Yeah Sean Payton is so great that’s why I hope his team loses in the playoffs….oh wait lol

  25. couchbasher says: Jan 10, 2016 12:24 PM

    And the factory of sadness with Haslam at the helm miss out again.

  26. blakeden says: Jan 10, 2016 12:25 PM

    I thought Dork said ” His puppet Baalke would hire next coach”

  27. camsshamwow says: Jan 10, 2016 12:27 PM

    This hire distracted him last night. Multiple 3rd and 1’s with a 2nd string QB and 2 (at one point solid RBs) and 25+yard passes are called? Good luck.

  28. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 10, 2016 12:30 PM

    If I was Jackson I’d want to get out of there as fast as possible. For all that he accomplished with the offense, it was ultimately meaningless because of the trash employed by the defense. I’ve never seen a more pathetic example of low character causing a team to self destruct.

  29. revelation123 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:32 PM

    Is it too late to get Jim Harbaugh back?

  30. mikeed575 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 PM

    Great hire! He will keep kap and fix that offensive line and everyone will be back on kaps jock! Wonder if he will bring over a 4-3 or keep the 3-4

  31. tommykramer9 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:34 PM

    Denny Green made Every QB look good (ex: Jeff George,Daunte Culpepper etc) so what? Terrible head coach…

  32. gojags says: Jan 10, 2016 12:35 PM

    In May 2016 : 49Ers trade for Andy Dalton giving two first round picks (2016 & 2017) and a conditional 2nd round pick.

  33. gojags says: Jan 10, 2016 12:38 PM

    ballboy48 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:14 PM
    Matt Patricia would be a better coach. The guy is super smart!

    Matt Patricia is coming to Jacksonville next year. Let no team hire him this year.

  34. babyjesus69 says: Jan 10, 2016 12:41 PM

    People outside the Bay Area would hate this move cause Hue would make Kap relevant again

  35. arwiv says: Jan 10, 2016 12:45 PM

    If the niners are that high on him why would he not at least wait until he interviews with the Giants and see if he could get that job? I understand the whole “bay area” thing but I have to believe he’d want to have an actual shot at winning before he gets fired.

  36. aldavisisthenfl says: Jan 10, 2016 12:47 PM

    Hue is a good coach……it was just bad timing for him in Oakland. Reg needed to flush the toilet there big time and neither Carson or Hue were the right people to start over with……..

  37. rickybobbie says: Jan 10, 2016 12:49 PM

    Come on Mike Brown – cut Lewis loose and hire Hue. Things need to be shaken up in Cincy!!

  38. ketch20too says: Jan 10, 2016 12:52 PM

    Oh Hue called that 2pt conversion play last night, have to question his judgement. He would be smart to run as fast and far away from Cinci as possible.

  39. oldcrabb says: Jan 10, 2016 12:55 PM

    Welcome Hue as long as he doesn’t keep Kap.

  40. stinkymcmulligan says: Jan 10, 2016 1:03 PM

    Hiring Hue Jackson would be a HUGE mistake

  41. collectordude says: Jan 10, 2016 1:04 PM

    Do not agree but will withold judgement until after next season.

  42. tonebones says: Jan 10, 2016 1:06 PM

    The 49ers have been one of the worst franchises in the NFL over the last 15 years except for the 3 seasons that Jim Harbaugh was in control. Harbaugh’s 4th year with SF was ruined when Baalke was put back in control prior to the beginning of that season. Now that Harbaugh is in Michigan restoring greatness, the 49ers are back to being a total disgrace. Whoever they hire will be gone in two years. This would be a good job for a guy like Tom Coughlin who could coach for another season or two, but get paid for 5 or 6.

  43. bert1913 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:07 PM

    a puppet with no say in personnel

  44. shoesfinest says: Jan 10, 2016 1:09 PM

    another coach who should be here instead of Marvin Lewis. Mike Brown won’t fire his puppet

  45. quincyjwagstaff says: Jan 10, 2016 1:18 PM

    ketch20too said:

    “Oh Hue called that 2pt conversion play last night, have to question his judgement. He would be smart to run as fast and far away from Cinci as possible.”

    Amen. That was one of the worst play calls ever. Hey, we desperately need these points. Let’s call a slow developing run play so that all 11 Steeler defenders will have a chance at making the tackle! Great idea, Hue!

  46. peopletrains says: Jan 10, 2016 1:18 PM

    …or they might not.

  47. hellawaitsusall says: Jan 10, 2016 1:22 PM

    I could run out of toilet paper. but I won’t

  48. pantherpro says: Jan 10, 2016 1:28 PM

    Welcome Hue

    You will be hero if you turn this top 5 franchise around. Can’t wait to beat the Seagags and then the Oakland/LA/San Antonio not Oaktown Raiders Woohoo!

    The Empire and its 2.2 billion dollar fortress

  49. rootpain says: Jan 10, 2016 1:33 PM

    I like it. Hue will not be York’s puppet. He will work with Baalke only for as few years as it takes to get the team under control. Any interference from York and he will read the riot act to him telling him if he doesn’t shut up and sit in the corner of the owners booth, he will ban him from the stadium.
    It didn’t work with Harbaugh because he was too soft. He needed to be liked and admired. Jackson doesn’t need to be coddled. Working under AL Davis earned him the stripes and the football acumen to supplement what he wasn’t already gifted with naturally. He will do well and is smart enough to know how to support kid York.

  50. gstorm0 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:36 PM

    Shenanigans aside, Cincy’s play calling in the game was awful. The 2-point conversion attempt was ridiculous. Chip Kelly is the obvious choice but the 49ers need a yes man. By the looks of things, Cincy’s coaches all say yes to their players too.

  51. barillasb says: Jan 10, 2016 1:37 PM

    he actually loves Kaepernick, he said that the Niners wanted to draft Kaepernick..I think this is the reason why the Niners want him. the call though for the 2 points, what was that. He did turn that Oakland team around. If they do get him, who will his D staff be? Interesting turn of events

  52. openfieldtackle says: Jan 10, 2016 1:40 PM

    Steeler fan here… Hue is a great coach. Glad to see him out of the AFC North. If Cincy was smart they would make him the HC.

  53. startclappingyourprincessishere says: Jan 10, 2016 1:40 PM

    nothing good every came out of ohio, and nothing ever will.

  54. jhunter1704 says: Jan 10, 2016 1:44 PM

    Don’t do it Hue. You can see from how management treated Harbaugh that 49ers management does not mind sabotaging the head coach to prove a point. Things may be rosie now, but as soon as you start slacking on licking their boots they will have it out for you.

  55. billsrule2015 says: Jan 10, 2016 2:17 PM

    Yeah cause Hue did so well coaching the Raiders! NOT!!!

  56. 6thsense10 says: Jan 10, 2016 2:17 PM

    titansfan12 says:
    Jan 10, 2016 12:17 PM
    Cleveland has the second pick to get a QB, what does the 49ers have? Kaepernick? Lol. If he goes there good luck.

    All the reports that have come out said he is equally interested in both jobs.
    Like it matters what pick Cleveland has. If the Browns have thought us anything it’s that it don’t matter how high a draft pick or what round draft picks they have they always still pick busts.

  57. braceyourselffor12 says: Jan 10, 2016 2:18 PM

    I don’t think it’s a right fit for Hue. I’m sure he’d like to work for an NFL caliber organization but the Yorks runs a three ring circus.

  58. nflfolly says: Jan 10, 2016 2:30 PM

    Unfortunately for the Raiders they fired Hue and have had nothing but losing seasons since and acquired a horrid GM.

  59. goldrush36 says: Jan 10, 2016 2:46 PM

    If you take away each solid RB’s one good carry you have one averaging negative yds and the other under 2 per carry. I can see why they weren’t calling the obvious run plays on 3rd down.

  60. GrantRodgers says: Jan 10, 2016 3:03 PM

    Hmm.. Jed York is in Cincy interviewing HJ? I thought he said Baalke will do the hiring. Nah, I’m sure there’s nothing to that.

  61. rogerrodgers says: Jan 10, 2016 3:41 PM

    I gather he’s had with the classless bungles?

  62. golfore says: Jan 10, 2016 4:34 PM

    Don’t do it! Big mistake Hue. The most dysfunctional team in the NFL. The Santa Clara 49ers. Enjoy the puppet show that is Trent and Jed.

  63. 9ers16 says: Jan 10, 2016 4:56 PM

    He’s definitely an upgrade but what makes me nervous is his decision to trade for Palmer when he became the head coach of the Raiders. Granted he probably wont be responsible for trades if the 9ers brain trust do hire him. But I really don’t believe he’ll be our coach. Why ? Who in their right mind would want to ? Maybe a Chip Kelly ? I hope not. My money is on Dork hiring someone who has never been a head coach. But you never know with the two in charge.

  64. Knute's Knuggets says: Jan 10, 2016 4:56 PM

    If Mike Brown has any semblance of cajones, he should let Marvin “retire” to an office job, and name Hue new CIN HC today.

    That said, Mikey has shown a serious cajonelessness over the past 30 so years . . .

  65. gohawks7 says: Jan 10, 2016 7:24 PM

    I’m sure the Seahawks approve this hire.

  66. huggybear2014 says: Jan 10, 2016 11:55 PM

    Lastnight two point conversion try was a head scratcher.

  67. melekekane13 says: Jan 11, 2016 3:16 AM

    Hue is a proven looser as head coach, he is a good OC at best, but coaching? nah, Like Tomasula he is a 1 and gone type of coach.
    Hue is a must interveiw off color coach before they hire there true choice another Italian Stallion “Defilippo” 1st mistake, he will bring back Krappernick, draft another QB or two and 3 more TE’s

  68. 1eyedIdaho says: Jan 11, 2016 10:28 AM

    After watching the Pit/Cin game and run as fast I could from that place. Wow talk about no control of a team.

  69. 1eyedIdaho says: Jan 11, 2016 12:33 PM

    Who else is sitting back and waiting for Trent and Jed to screw this up like everything else ?

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