This is the tracker for the San Francisco 49ers’ head-coaching search. I will update this as news develops.
— Jed York (@JedYork) January 14, 2016
The 49ers have narrowed their coaching search to two candidates, according to Adam Schefter.
49ers expected to choose between Chip Kelly and Mike Shanahan for their next HC, per league sources. Decision likely within next 24 hours.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2016
Mike Shanahan seems like the favorite to become the next head coach of the 49ers. He did not interview for any other head-coaching vacancies, just like Jim Tomsula last year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2016
I can’t imagine Mike Shanahan coexisting with Trent Baalke.
Mike Shanahan strongly back in the mix with the 49ers. Looks like they are closing in on a decision per sources. #49ers
— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) January 13, 2016
Hue Jackson is the new head coach of the Browns.
Browns now finalizing deal to hire Bengals OC Hue Jackson as their next HC, per sources. Close to being wrapped up, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2016
The Cleveland Browns are one step closer to hiring Hue Jackson.
— Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) January 12, 2016
Why would Tom Coughlin want to coach a rebuilding team? He’s 69.
Interesting development: The Giants have granted the 49ers permission to interview Tom Coughlin, source tells @FS1.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 11, 2016
Looks like the Niners may miss out on Hue Jackson.
Things are about to get interesting. #Browns are set to make a big push to hire Hue Jackson, source said. They’d like to close it out.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2016
Update: Cole re-shot the below video.
Cole: “He received no offer from the 49ers at this point, according to a source I talked to. But, the 49ers went away from this feeling good about the process with Jackson, and ultimately they feel confident that they can hire Jackson if they decide to go down that path. There will be lots of competition for Jackson, obviously, with the Giants being one of the most sought-after jobs in the NFL.”
Another Jackson update from Jason Cole…
Cole: “The Giants job is clearly the No. 1 job, and Jackson has been advised to wait to talk to the Giants who may consider him their top target as they try to replace Tom Coughlin. This has all worked together for Jackson, who turned down overtures from the 49ers who were interested in possibly hiring him as early as Sunday. The 49ers will now wait, along with the Browns, to see the results of what happens between Jackson and the Giants.”
…and one from Silver.
I’m told the Giants are expected to request permission to talk to Hue Jackson tomorrow. But Browns, Niners may decide on 1st choice by then.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 11, 2016
Hue Jackson update, via Mike Silver.
Hue Jackson has concluded his interview with the Browns. He has not received an offer from Cleveland or SF. Both meetings went well.
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 10, 2016
Jackson’s interview is over and he hasn’t signed a contract. He will interview with the Browns next, according to Mike Silver. One would think the Browns’ job would be more appealing to Jackson, because the Browns can draft Jared Goff.
Hue Jackson’s five-hour interview with the 49ers is complete… Browns up next at 3 p.m. Eastern
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 10, 2016
The 49ers could hire Hue Jackson by the end of the day, according to Rapoport. If Jackson doesn’t wait to interview with the Browns, that could mean he’s not confident the Browns would hire him. Jackson and the Niners seems desperate for each other.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2016
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter would be a solid hire.
League source: #49ers interviewed Bucs OC Dirk Koetter today.
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) January 9, 2016
Smart move by the Dolphins to make the first hire. Now, every team has to press to “get their guy.”
Adam Gase is officially the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins: https://t.co/c76Ja0YJ3b
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) January 9, 2016
The 49ers will interview Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John Defilippo Friday, according to Schefter.
One day after meeting w/ Chip Kelly and Bills asst HC Anthony Lynn, per https://t.co/u5lATTsDik, 49ers meeting w/ Browns OC John Defilippo.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 8, 2016
Chip Kelly interviewed for the 49ers’ head-coaching vacancy Thursday, according to Matt Maiocco.
Source: The 49ers have met with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly about the head-coaching job.
— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) January 8, 2016
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw doesn’t want to coach the 49ers, according Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News.
Stanford football: Shaw won’t interview with 49ers, per source: Quick story in response to report that t… https://t.co/zUHvstXH6k
— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) January 7, 2016
Hue Jackson update, via Charles Robinson of Yahoo!
From a couple of weeks ago: Mike Holmgren is interested in coaching the 49ers.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 28, 2015
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter probably isn’t an option for the 49ers head-coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
A hint Dirk Koetter is favorite to become Bucs next HC: 49ers requested permission to interview him Tuesday, still haven’t gotten an answer. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2016
From a couple of days ago: Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is interested in coaching the 49ers.
Chip Kelly’s camp has reached out to 49ers to express interest in their HC opening, per league source. 49ers likely to at least consider it. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2016
Forget about Sean Payton to the Niners. According to Rapoport, Payton will continue to coach the Saints.
After days of deliberation, I’m told that #Saints coach Sean Payton isn’t going anywhere. He and GM Mickey Loomis agreed he’s staying. Wow
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2016
The 49ers will interview former head coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday, according ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini.
Mike Shanahan will be meeting tomorrow with 49ers per sources
— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) January 5, 2016
Sean Payton will coach the 49ers or Saints next season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
The 49ers have asked permission to interview Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, according to Pro Football Talk.
Dolphins, 49ers ask permission to interview Hue Jackson https://t.co/ebkYOzJwaK
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 5, 2016
The 49ers will interview Buffalo Bills assistant head coach Anthony Lynn, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.