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Jason Cole on 49ers’ coaching search: “Word around the league … SF is not the place to go to make money”

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Want to know how a defensive backs coach chose Dan Snyder’s team over Jed York’s? Or why the 49ers can’t find an offensive coordinator? How does a wide receivers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles speak with Jim Tomsula and decide, “Nah, I’d rather not be an offensive coordinator if I have to work for the San Francisco 49ers”?

I came to the conclusion that the Yorks were going to put together the cheapest staff possible on Jan. 20. Exactly one week later, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report went on with 95.7 The Game’s Damon Bruce (h/t @Try2BCivil) and confirmed my belief when discussing who might end up becoming the team’s next OC.

“It’s not going to be (Mike) Shanahan. He’s not going to do that. Geep Chryst? I’m lost on this one. I really don’t know what they’re going to do at this point,” said Cole, who went on to explain why the team might be experiencing so much difficulties in filling its staff.

“If you’re only paying Tomsula three (million dollars), that gives you an indication of where you are in paying assistants. And I heard this before they hired Tomsula, that they’re going on the cheap on the assistant coaching staff,” said Cole, who was on top of the Jim Harbaugh-to-Michigan story several hours before it was confirmed by CSN Bay Area’s Dave Feldman.

“They don’t believe in paying coaches right now. The word around the league in talking to people who are both coaches and who represent coaches, San Francisco is not the place to go to make money.”

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