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Golden Nuggets: Who Will Be the Next 49ers Offensive Coordinator?

Friday, January 19, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Let's face it. The biggest question we all want answered sooner rather than later is who will the 3-headed Cerberus of Jed York - Trent Baalke - Jim Tomsula give the keys to the San Francisco 49ers offense? Sure all the positions on the coaching staff will be important, but with Tomsula at the helm, there is a good chance that the defense will continue to be strong. It is the future of the offense and its enigmatic QB Colin Kaepernick that are difficult to foresee, let alone analyze.

There have been a lot of names already connected to the position, but the time it has taken for things to develop will lead you to believe that Rob Chudzinski, rather than Lane Kiffin as Adam Schefter states, is the front-runner. Now that the Indianapolis Colts are officially eliminated from contention, things could move very quickly, if Chudzinski is really the target.

Of course, most of us thought that Vic Fangio was also in the lead for the head coaching position, so we could be in for another surprise here. My main qualm (or should we say ulcer) about Kiffin possibly getting the job is that potentially, his offensive philosophy just might be more suited to Kaepernick's game and the power-running that both Baalke and Tomsula prefer. That is no endorsement since I actually prefer Chudz for the job, but as Fooch likes to say, "anything is possible".

Kiffin Commentary

Classy coaching search: 49ers reportedly interested in Lane Kiffin (BASG)

Report: Alabama's Lane Kiffin a 'front-runner' to become 49ers OC (CBS)

Report: Lane Kiffin is ‘front-runner' to lead 49ers' offense (Barrows)

Lane Kiffin as the front-runner for the 49ers' OC job? Seriously? They're just making it up on the fly now, clearly (Kawakami)

Lane Kiffin's baggage makes him strange OC candidate for 49ers (Gutierrez)

Kiffin report goes against "stability" talk (Biderman)

The Man Anquan

Although he has only been here for a few seasons at the tail end of his career, Anquan Boldin is one 49er who is the true definition of class.

Anquan Boldin Named Finalist for 'Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award' (49ers)

49ers' Boldin one of three finalists for Payton award (Branch)

49ers WR Boldin finalist for Walter Payton Man of the Year (CSN)

QB Ratings

This is sort of a late addition, but for all the flack that Kaepernick has gotten for his "regression" this year, you might be interested to find out where he lands on this list. | The 10 Types Of NFL Quarterback (538 Sports)