B.Y. reportedly set to enter coaching ranks

Bryant Young might be heading back to Notre Dame.

Young, one of the most respected players in 49ers history, is reportedly in line to become the Fighting Irish’s defensive graduate assistant coach under coach Charlie Weis.

 

Young was a regular visitor at 49ers training camp last summer. He sat in on coaches meetings as he tried to determine whether he wanted to pursue a career in coaching. Young retired after the 2007 season, concluding a brilliant 14-year career.

 

Young was the 49ers’ first-round pick (No. 7 overall) in the 1994 draft after a stellar Notre Dame career.

 

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Niners coach Mike Singletary and general manager Scot McCloughan have resumed their search for an offensive coordinator at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., after Scott Linehan declined the job.

 

There is no news on that front, yet. We’ll keep you posted.

 

Linehan is a candidate for jobs with the Buccaneers and Jets. Rob Chudzinski is also reportedly a candidate for the job with the Bucs. Word is that Chudzinski, the former offensive coordinator of the Browns, remains a candidate for the 49ers job. It is unclear whether Colts receivers coach Clyde Christensen is still in the picture.

 

So where do the 49ers go from here? You can assume Singletary and McCloughan will speak to more candidates this week. Of the team’s that lost yesterday, Eagles QBs coach Pat Shurmur and Ravens QBs coach Hue Jackson appear to be the best candidates for offensive-coordinator jobs. They are reportedly top candidates for other jobs. Shurmur has been linked to the Rams, while Jackson is reportedly a candidates for jobs with the Jets and Bengals. Last week, former Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski’s name surfaced briefly. Apparently, Jagodzinski still wants to speak with the 49ers about the position.

 

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The NFL announced today that 46 underclassmen have been granted eligibility into the draft. Each of the players has met the three-year eligibility rule and submitted a written application to forego their remainder of their college playing careers:

 

Those individuals are:

 

Player

Pos.

College

Allen, Asher

DB

Georgia

Britt, Kenny

WR

Rutgers

Britton, Eben

T

Arizona

Brown, Donald

RB

Connecticut

Brown, Everette

DE

Florida State

Butler, Carson

TE

Michigan

Byrd, Jairus

DB

Oregon

Casey, James

TE

Rice

Childs, Jeremy

WR

Boise State

Coffee, Glen

RB

Alabama

Cook, Emanuel

DB

South Carolina

Cook, Jared

TE

South Carolina

Crabtree, Michael

WR

Texas Tech

Davie, Andrew

TE

Arkansas

Davis, Nate

QB

Ball State

Davis, Vontae

DB

Illinois

Evans, Maurice

DE

Penn State

Freeman, Josh

QB

Kansas State

Goodson, Mike

RB

Texas A&M

Greene, Shonn

RB

Iowa

Hartline, Brian

WR

Ohio State

Harvin, Percy

WR

Florida

Heyward-Bey, Darrius

WR

Maryland

Hill, P.J.

RB

Wisconsin

Isdaner, Greg

G

West Virginia

Jean-Francois, Ricky

DT

Louisiana State

Maclin, Jeremy

WR

Missouri

Marks, Sen’Derrick

DT

Auburn

Maybin, Aaron

DE

Penn State

McCoy, LeSean

RB

Pittsburgh

Means, Andrew

WR

Indiana

Moore, D.J.

DB

Vanderbilt

Moreno, Knowshon

RB

Georgia

Morrah, Cameron

TE

California

Munnerlyn, Captain

DB

South Carolina

Nicks, Hakeem

WR

North Carolina

Ogletree, Kevin

WR

Virginia

Powers, Jerraud

DB

Auburn

Quinn, Richard

TE

North Carolina

Sanchez, Mark

QB

Southern California

Smith, Andre

T

Alabama

Smith, Sean

DB

Utah

Stafford, Matt

QB

Georgia

Washington, Donald

DB

Ohio State

Wells, Chris

RB

Ohio State

Williams, Brandon

DE

Texas Tech