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Friday, January 2nd, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Good morning folks. It looks like the search for a head coach is in full swing, though I'll admit there was a part of me that hoped the San Francisco 49ers already had something in line before parting ways with Jim Harbaugh, though I suppose that something was always going to be a high profile search for a head coach. Honestly, throughout this whole situation with Harbaugh, I was thinking about how people were putting too much of the blame on Jed York and that Harbaugh wanted out for a lot of reasons.

But ever since that press conference, I've completely turned around and am wondering what kind of coach would ever want to take over this team. I don't like the thought of guys who have already been there -- like Mike Shanahan -- as they may not mesh well with York and his obsession with winning a Super Bowl right away. Then I don't like the idea of guys who may be benefiting from two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game -- like Adam Gase and Josh McDaniels.

I honestly don't know how I feel. Don't know which coach would be best. I guess I'll just keep doing what I've been doing ... stay silent and watch everyone melt down on Twitter. Onto your links!

49ers request interview with Lions D-coordinator Austin (Maiocco)

In 49ers' search for coach, three names stand out early (Barrows)

49ers' search suggests they want to stay defensive (Branch)

Austin plans to interview with 49ers, but when? (Maiocco)

Report: 49ers will also interview Shanahan in Denver (Branch)

Let's get to the heart of the 49ers' plan, as best as we can tell from Jed York and Trent Baalke's words and actions (Kawakami)

Report: Fangio, Donatell on Washington's list of DC candidates (Maiocco)

Levi's Stadium wraps up lukewarm first season for 49ers fans (Mercury News)

49ers Pledge Improvements at Levi's Stadium (NBC Bay Area)