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Morning Tailgate: Feb. 13

Posted by Taylor Price on February 13, 2012 – 10:15 AM

Fresh off a Saturday engagement at Pebble Beach Golf Links, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio was stopped by Comcast SportsNet cameras after finishing his caddying duties for head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Fangio carried the coach’s bag after Alex Smith and quarterbacks coach Geep Chryst took the responsibility for the two previous days with the 49ers coach competing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Harbaugh came up just short of making the Pro-Am cut, but nonetheless, Harbaugh still enjoyed his experience.

So did Fangio, who was asked by CSN about the three-year contract extension given to general manager Trent Baalke through 2016. “I think it’s great,” said Fangio, who enjoyed meeting PGA golfers as well as San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain. “It’s a reward for a job well done.”

Meanwhile, The San Jose Mercury News has the latest on San Jose State University’s plans to build a football complex named after 49ers Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh. “The Bill Walsh Center,” named after the famous Spartan alum, is expected to begin construction next winter and will be completed by the start of the 2013 football season.

Lastly, with the untimely passing of famed singer Whitney Houston over the weekend, Yahoo’s Shutdown Corner Blog examined Houston’s stellar performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XXV. The performance stands as one of the best performances in Super Bowl history.


In keeping with the musical feel, Pro Bowl tackle Joe Staley gave props to Adele last night on Twitter after the British singer won six Grammy awards. Staley’s tweet referred to one of this year’s “Joe Show” episodes where he and Vernon Davis sang a duet of Adele’s “Someone like you.”

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2 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Feb. 13”

  1. By missouri 9er on Feb 13, 2012 | Reply

    My sympathies to the Solomon Family.

  2. By robert on Feb 14, 2012 | Reply

    Fred was one awesome man at the position he played and maid that orginization even better…The late great Bll walsh and the late great Fred Solomen are probably talking about the great days they had together.
    I was lucky enough to be at the stick and watch him as a child…..God bless freddie….the great thing was the dolphins had him and Bill got him because he knew talent and when Jerry said feddie taught him somethings about football and work ethic i guarentee he meant every word of it….what a ball player and i would love to have another one just like him…..thanks Freddie you were a true 49er

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