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San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Hires Former NFL MVP Kurt Warner as Mentor

January 7th, 2015 at 1:42 PM
By Doug Rush

In Colin Kaepernick's first two seasons in the NFL as the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, he got them deep into playoff runs; the first one as the runners up in Super Bowl XLVII to the Baltimore Ravens and the second one, losing in the NFC Championship Game to the Seattle Seahawks.

In his third season, Kaepernick still put up a winning record, going 9-7, but the 49ers missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2011 season and the 27-year-old went through some struggles at the end of the season, losing some tough games that knocked them out of playoff contention.'

He did put up 3,369 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2014, plus 639 rushing yards and a touchdown, but he also had eight fumbles in the season and lost four out of their last five games of the season, dropping four straight before the season finale; thus why the 49ers are watching the postseason from home and not getting ready to play a game like they have over the last three years.

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49ers Aren’t Interested in Hiring Former Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren for Head Coaching Vacancy

January 5th, 2015 at 1:12 PM
By Doug Rush

Four years ago, the San Francisco 49ers were interested in bringing in Bill Parcells to be their head coach. Parcells at the time was age 69 and had not coached in three years.

Four years later though, the 49ers aren't interested in the former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren, currently 66 years old, who last coached in the NFL with Seattle back in 2008, as he told Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group that he was offered several of the current head coaching job vacancies in the NFL, but the 49ers were the only one that appealed to him. However, he said that they weren't interested in him and that he's officially turning the page on ever coaching again.

"That's it."

Holmgren was last in the NFL back in 2010 when he was the team president of the Cleveland Browns for three seasons, but with new ownership, Holmgren decided not to return for 2011.

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Former Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan to Interview for 49ers Head Coaching Vacancy on Sunday

January 4th, 2015 at 10:15 AM
By Doug Rush

Since the departure of Jim Harbaugh back to college, the San Francisco 49ers have been looking for a replacement and have been looking from the young, up and coming assistant coaches to the Super Bowl winning head coaches looking for another chance.

On Sunday, they will interview with another former head coach who is a prominent name in the NFL; former New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, as Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported.

The 49ers, who parted ways with Jim Harbaugh after four successful seasons, were in three straight NFC Championships before this season and were the runners-up to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII two years ago. San Francisco has a lot of solid talent on the roster with a top notch defense.

The 49ers have already interviewed defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and interviewed former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan on New Year's Day; Shanahan is a former 49ers offensive coordinator from 1992-1994.

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Former Broncos, Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan Interviewed for 49ers Head Coaching Vacancy This Week

January 3rd, 2015 at 11:08 PM
By Doug Rush

With Jim Harbaugh now at the University of Michigan, the San Francisco 49ers are starting to pick up their efforts to find their next head coach and one candidate they have on their radar has Super Bowl experience on his resume.

On Saturday night during the first night of the NFL Playoffs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that the 49ers interviewed with former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday.

The 62-year-old Shanahan, who sat out the 2014 season after being fired as the head coach of the Redskins at the conclusion of the 2013 season, is looking to make one last run in the NFL and get back into coaching, despite his last run with Washington being a complete disaster.

Shanahan, who is a two-time Super Bowl winning head coach going back to when he won Super Bowl XXXII and XXXIII with the Broncos, went 24-40 in his four seasons with the team, although he did go 10-6 in 2012 and won the NFC East with the team, their first divisional title since 1999, although they lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round.

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Knee Injuries Too Hard to Overcome; RB Marcus Lattimore Retires

November 6th, 2014 at 12:15 PM
By Edwin Mariano Santiano Wise

It had been said on several accounts that running back Marcus Lattimore was the next great talent to come out of the college ranks. Unfortunately for Lattimore and football fans across the country, the young phenom may go down as one of the biggest "what if's" of all-time. Lattimore informed the San Francisco 49ers that he will be retiring.

Here's the statement from Lattimore via 49ers.com:

"After prayer and careful consideration, I have decided it’s time to end my professional football career,” said Lattimore. “I have given my heart and soul to the game that I love, and it’s time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life and help others. I have given every ounce of my energy toward making a full recovery from my knee injury, and I have made a lot of progress. Unfortunately, getting my knee fully back to the level the NFL demands has proven to be insurmountable.

“I am grateful for the entire 49ers organization. Their decision to draft me was the realization of a lifelong dream to be an NFL player, and I cannot thank them enough for believing in me and for doing everything in their power to assist in my recovery. I will always be a 49er!

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