Things are moving, and I'm in slow motion. A little numb, too - and very confused with my own emotions regarding this team. The logical and calculated part of me is being very cynical and asking why there is any reason to be excited, and it's a reasonable thought. There's another part of me that is nearing stupid levels of excitement simply because 49ers have a General Manager, even though it's the same guy who acted in that capacity last season. There's also the small matter of perhaps-soon-to-be-ex Stanford Cardinal Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, and the fact that Jed York has him in his sights and is ready to throw money and power at him. That's bringing some excitement as well, and it's going to do well to erase Mike Singletary from my memory. That being said, over the next three days I will have a three-part feature on Singletary and his tenure with the 49ers from interim Head Coach, to Head Coach, to ex-employee of the San Francisco 49ers. So look for that, and in the meantime, you can read this post I did on my experience in the press box. Let's get to your links.
So, it's official: Trent Baalke has been promoted and is now the San Francisco 49ers General Manager. I am confident that Baalke can handle himself and do good things for this team, if the coaching is right. Let's see where that goes. (MercuryNews.com)
Jed York has noted that he is very confident that Baalke will be able to deliver unto him an excellent head coach. Read as: Jim Harbaugh. (CSNBayArea.com)
Current 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky is a head-coaching candidate for the Carolina Panthers. I knew he'd get some looks this offseason. (NFL.com)
Kawakami has a source that says Jim Harbaugh is OK with either Trent Baalke or Michael Lombardi. Which is good, because we ended up going with Baalke. (MercuryNews.com)
The 49ers did ask to interview two potential candidates for head coaching positions yesterday, but I believe they were just Rooney Rule fulfillments and nothing more. (SBNationBayArea.com)
Ronnie Lott was named co-chair of a new player safety advisory panel. I imagine he won't be advising on hand injuries. (Examiner.com)
Five players from the 49ers practice squad have been signed to future contracts for next season. Future contracts are just to keep players with the organization while they have an 80-man cap so they can't be picked up by other teams. (CSNBayArea.com)
Josh's Journal: Focused on the Future (49ers.com)
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