The 49ers haven’t had much turnover in the coaching ranks since Jim Harbaugh signed a five-year contract in February of 2011.
That’s not to say the coaching staff can’t be improved mid-offseason. Harbaugh’s staff received a boost on Tuesday with the announcement of veteran coach Eric Mangini joining the 49ers as a senior offensive consultant.
Mangini has 15 years of NFL coaching experience and is looking to become a head coach once more after stints with the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.
For now, San Francisco’s new consultant is focused on growing his offensive knowledge. Mangini comes to the 49ers with plenty of defensive awareness. In his new role, he’ll use his defensive background to help the 49ers offensive coaches scheme against opposing teams and understand how the opponent will attack.
Jim Harbaugh felt like the hiring of Mangini makes the 49ers “better” in 2013.
Kevin Lynch of the San Francisco Chronicle shared five examples of how Mangini can help the team.
More 49ers headlines and OTA notes can be found in today’s Morning Tailgate.
Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News wrote about Colt McCoy’s development as the No. 2 signal-caller.
Monte Poole of the San Jose Mercury News shared how 49ers players are bouncing back from the Super Bowl.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee discussed Jewel Hampton’s role at OTAs.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shared Harbaugh’s glowing comments on Judge Judy.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com discussed how Colin Kaepernick’s contract is one of the best team-friendly deals in the NFL.
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