It’s unclear at the moment who’s going to be the 49ers’ OC this coming year. Or the DC. Or even who’s responsible for choosing these two fellows. As for who would LIKE to fill these positions, the answer seems clear: Noooooooooooobody.
And so we transition from the fabulously successful Jim Harbaugh Era into the probably shitty Nobody Era. What’s not to like?
The nobody HC Jim Tomsula does not seem to have anyone knocking down his door to get on board. The only position filled so far is the Special Teams coach, a crony of Tomsula from the old NFL Europe league. His name is Thomas McGaughey and he has one year of NFL experience under his belt. And Jason Tarver, the ex-DC of the terrific Raiders’ defense, who will be a Senior Defensive Assistant(?) and LB coach.
The 49ers fired Eric Mangini last week, but this week they want to interview him for the DC position. Amazingly clever plan the Tomsula/Trent Baalke brain trust is implementing.
It’s not certain whether every Tom, Dick, and Harry in the NFL has yet to turn down the 49ers’ job offers, but it must be getting close. It might be time to haul out the big guns and have Jed York sit in on an interview, contributing his famous lobotomy smile and assurances that the Niners are a really hunky-dory operation.
The one thing we know for sure at this point is that one of our leaders will eventually hire someone and express how thrilled they are to have landed such a talented and bright … nobody. Or maybe it will be a guy who used to be a somebody but has now fallen on hard nobody times. Our leaders will be thrilled, though, you can count on that.
49er fans will also be quite happy. Some, anyway. A few. One or two. But definitely not Nooooooooooobody.