The close of the 49ers season opens the door for coaches to interview for other positions around the league and it is starting to heat up. FOX Sports is reporting that 49ers special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Brad Seely is going to interview with the Indianapolis Colts for their head coach position. The Colts fired Jim Caldwell and their GM after a 2-14 disaster of a season.
Seely actually began his coaching career with the Colts in 1989 as their special teams/tight ends coach until 1993. He has spent most of his NFL coaching career as a special teams coach, with some offensive line coach experience at the college level. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has indicated several times that Seely is a guy he leans on for advice.
Seely has received quite a bit of praise for his work as a special teams coach. While the 49ers did suffer the cruel irony of special teams costing them the NFC Championship Game, the unit was otherwise stellar all season long.
The folks at Stampede Blue have the head coach search covered so keep an eye out for more updates from them. Of course, we will also have info as it becomes available. More importantly, if you want to win tickets to the Super Bowl, tweet your prediction for the next Colts head coach to @jimirsay. Personally I think they should cancel the Super Bowl this year, but I'm guessing the NFL will choose otherwise.