This should make your day. According to Jason La Canfora, “It would be a surprise if (Trent) Baalke were retained” at the end of this season, and “Chip Kelly (is) hanging in the balance as well.”
But wait, there’s more!
La Canfora writes, “Several NFL owners believe Jed York’s parents, Denise and John York, will be taking a more hands-on approach with the team as they determine how to reposition franchise” — meaning Jed York may get reassigned or fired.
If this report is true, good going, Jed and Denise. Sounds like you may have followed my advice from November 3 to clean house.
Although, you may not have followed my advice entirely. Because according to La Canfora, Mike Shanahan “could join the 49ers in a coaching and/or executive capacity. His name continues to be connected to potential openings there, and the Yorks have spoken to him in the past.”
Nowhere in that November-3 article did I suggest hiring Shanahan. He’s a has-been. You’re the freaking 49ers — go after the best. Hire Nick Saban as both the head coach and general manager and stay out of his way.