This is the live blog for the 49ers’ search to replace Jim Harbaugh. I will update this as news breaks.
10:20 The 49ers have asked the Broncos’ permission to interview offensive coordinator Adam Gase, according to the Denver Post. Gase worked for the Yorks in 2008 as an offensive assistant under offensive coordinator Mike Martz. Gase is a Martz disciple. Gase was a scouting assistant for the Detroit Lions in 2003 and 2004 when Steve Mariucci was the head coach. Gase worked in college football for three years — as a a graduate assistant and a recruiting assistant at LSU from 2000-2002. He has been a quarterback coach, a wide receiver coach and an offensive coordinator but never a head coach.
10:30 The Niners have asked the Seahawks’ permission to interview defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, according to ESPN. Quinn also worked for the Yorks — he was a defensive quality control coach in 2001 and 2002, and the defensive line coach in 2003 and 2004. Unlike Gase, Quinn has recent ties to college football — he was Florida’s defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012. Quinn never has been a head coach.
10:35 The Niners have asked the Cardinals’ permission to interview defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, according to ESPN. Bowles coached under Bill Parcells on the Cowboys in 2005 and 2006, and he coached under Parcells on the Dolphins from 2008 to 2010. Both Bowles and Trent Baalke are Parcells disciples.
4:13 The Niners have asked the Patriots permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, according to NFL.com. McDaniels was the Broncos’ head coach in 2009 and 2010. His record was 11-17. He had personnel power, and he used it to trade away Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall and to draft Tim Tebow. The NFL fined McDaniels $50,000 in 2010 for allegedly video taping a 49ers’ practice.