Tag:Vic Fangio
Posted on: January 14, 2011 6:12 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2011 8:19 pm

Harbaugh turns to Stanford staff for OC, DC jobs

Posted by Andy Benoit

Jim Harbaugh is getting his first professional coaching staff filled out, and it looks very similar to his most recent collegiate coaching staff. The Niners hired Greg Roman as their offensive coordinator on Friday. Roman served as offensive coordinator under Harbaugh at Stanford. Prior to joining Stanford in 2009, Roman was an assistant for the Panthers, Texans and Ravens.

Additionally, Matt Maioco of Comcast Sports Net Bay Area reports that 11-year NFL veteran assistant Vic Fangio is coming aboard as the defensive coordinator. Fangio served in that same capacity for the Cardinal this past season. Fangio ran a 3-4 scheme for Dom Capers’ Panthers in ’95-’98 and again for Capers’ Texans in ’02-’05. This is important given that the Niners already have heavy investments in 3-4 personnel.

A third Stanford coach, Tim Drevno, will also be on San Francisco’s staff. Drevno was Stanford’s offensive line coach, though with incumbent O-line coach Mike Solari expected to remain with the club, it’s possible Drevno could go back to instructing tight ends. His exact title has not been determined yet.

UPDATE 6:34 p.m. EST: Our 49ers Rapid Reporter says the club will hire former Packers and Falcons defensive coordinator Ed Donatell to coach the secondary.

UDPATE 8:18 p.m. EST: Matt Maioco reports that the Niners will have two offensive line coaches in 2011. Drevno will share the duties with Solari.

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Posted on: January 10, 2011 11:17 pm

Fangio, Manusky in mix for Cowboys DC job

Posted by Will Brinson

Greg Manusky, a potential head-coaching candidate with several teams including the Panthers, is likely done with the 49ers. Vic Fangio, Stanford's defensive coordinator, was presumed a strong candidate to replace him (because of the Jim Harbaugh connection, obviously) in San Fran.

However, it turns out both gentlemen might have an opportunity in Dallas. Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas reports that Fangio is speaking to the Cowboys about the defensive coordinator position there and Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that Manusky informed reporters he'll be interviewing with Dallas on Wednesday for the DC gig.

Fangio's was a defensive coordinator in the NFL for a long time, running Carolina's defense from 1995-98, Indy's D from 1999-2001, and the Texans D from 2002-05 (yes, he's boys with Dom Capers, why do you ask?). Then he was with the Ravens from 2006-09, when they had a decent defense.

Manusky engineered a 49ers defense that ranked fourth in yards allowed in 2009 (and fifth in points allowed then as well) and 16th in yards allowed in 2010. Most impressively, perhaps, the Niners ranked sixth in rush yards allowed both those years and third and second in yards per rush during that time, respectively.

Paul Pasqualoni, who took over the defensive coordinator position when Jason Garrett ascended to interim head coach, is also in the mix for the full-time position next season.

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