Niners considered Mangini for move to quarterbacks coach

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While it appears that, for the third straight year, 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman won’t be leaving for a head coaching job elsewhere, the team has been planning for his departure.

According to Matt Maiocco of, coach Jim Harbaugh considered moving quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst to offensive coordinator and offensive consultant Eric Mangini to quarterbacks coach, if Roman were to leave.

With Roman likely staying, Mangini apparently will still be moving.  Per Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, Mangini will move from consultant to position coach in 2014.

Despite Mangini’s experience as a defensive coach before becoming head coach of the Jets and Browns, the willingness of Harbaugh to consider making Mangini quarterbacks coach means that Mangini could end up on either side of the ball.