Leavitt could land in San Fran

If 49ers players were scared of coach Mike Singletary, they should prepare to be downright petrified.

Former USF coach Jim Leavitt is under consideration to become the team’s new linebackers coach, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

Leavitt built the USF program from nothing, but he was abruptly fired last January after allegedly grabbing a player by the throat and striking him in the face during halftime of a game against Louisville.

Coincidentally (or not), Leavitt and USF just announced on Tuesday that his lawsuit against the school had been settled for $2.75 million.

Why do we have a feeling that one of the claims made in the freshly-settled case was that, due to the actions of USF, he’ll never, ever find work as a football coach again?