Coaching/FO News & Rumors: 1/11/17

General manager candidate Louis Riddick‘s interview with the 49ers “went well,” relays Yahoo’s Charles Robinson, who adds that the team won’t make a decision on a GM without having input from its next head coach. Josh McDaniels, the potential favorite for the 49ers’ head coaching job, and Riddick would likely end up as a package deal in San Fransisco, per Robinson (Twitter links).

More of the latest coaching news and rumors (here’s a roundup from earlier):

  • If new Bills head coach Sean McDermott is unable to land No. 1 target Mike McCoy as his offensive coordinator, he could look to Norv Turner as an alternative, according to both Michael Silver of NFL.com and John Wawrow of the Associated Press (Twitter links). The 64-year-old Turner would bring significant experience, having worked as an offensive coordinator with six teams since 1991; however, his latest stint – with the Vikings – ended when he abruptly resigned in November.
  • Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal interviewed for the same position with the Eagles on Wednesday, reports ESPN’s Adam Caplan (Twitter link via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com). Philadelphia is looking to replace the fired Greg Lewis, and Caplan noted Tuesday that its interest in Lal is “strong.” Before hooking on with Buffalo’s staff in 2015, Lal coached wideouts with the Raiders and Jets for a combined six years.
  • Broncos receivers coach Tyke Tolbert could join the Titans, thereby enabling him to reunite with head coach Mike Mularkey, writes Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. Tolbert was once the receivers coach in Buffalo under Mularkey, and has also held that post with three other clubs.
  • Dolphins assistant offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn is a candidate for the Broncos’ O-line coach role, tweets Mike Klis of 9News. That would mean following ex-Dolphins defensive coordinator and now-Broncos head coach Vance Joseph to Denver. Washburn previously worked as Detroit’s offensive line coach from 2013-15. For now, Clancy Barone is atop the Broncos’ O-line, though it appears that won’t be the case for much longer as a result of previous head coach Gary Kubiak‘s retirement.
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6 comments on “Coaching/FO News & Rumors: 1/11/17

  1. dstuart

    Wait for KC’s season to end then hire Ballard

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    • cowman707

      agreed!

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  2. cubsfn07

    The chiefs blocked Ballard from interviewing with the 49ers. They want him to stay with the organization in case John Dorsey goes to Green Bay for the same position.

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    • cubsfn07

      That or Ballard declined. One of the 2 happened.

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      • mcdusty31

        If he was smart he would’ve declined…Jed Dork is not the type of spoiled owner’s son that will allow actual football people make decisions without meddling…sure Jerry does it and Al did it before he passed but at least they made their bones in the NFL and earned that right…just another entitled punk that should give up NFL operations to someone with the proper experience and enjoy being rich and watching from his luxury booth

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      • bigz51

        They blocked him I’ve read, pretty sure they can only block the interview until there season is over

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