This isn't breaking news, as rlott#42 posted a FanShot yesterday, but it's still worth some additional discussion. Yesterday, Mike Singletary interviewed Kurt Schottenheimer for the team's vacant special teams coaching position. Schottenheimer is brother to Marty and has worked with him extensively in the past. Apparently Marty wanted to hire Kurt in San Diego as defensive coordinator, and that was part of what led to Marty's firing.
Schottenheimer hasn't been a special teams coach since 1994. He served as Chiefs ST coach from 1989-1994 and in the same position with the Browns in 1987 and 1988. Since then, Kurt's been defensive coordinator for the Chiefs, Redskins, and Lions. His last position was secondary coach for the Green Bay Packers from 2006-2008. Much of that defensive staff was let go at the end of 2008.
My concern is in the fact that Schottenheimer hasn't been a special teams coach in over 15 years. I don't know enough about special teams coaches, but is that something that would be a problem? Any thoughts?