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Bryant Young would love to come back as a 49ers coach

The San Francisco 49ers are continuing to try and fill out their coaching staff. An old favorite would love to be part of the staff.

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Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Bryant Young went on 95.7 The Game Wednesday morning (AUDIO), and he made it clear he would be interested in a return home.

"Get it started. Hey, I would love to come back out there and coach."

Young spent 14 years on the 49ers defensive line, earning first team All Pro honors in 1996, and three separate second-team All Pro honors. He was named to the NFL's All-90s team, earned comeback player of the year in 1999 after his broken leg, and was an all-around great defensive lineman. He is unlikely to earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but I could one day see him getting a nod in the 49ers Hall of Fame.

Following his playing career, BY worked as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame (2009), defensive line coach at San Jose State (2010), and defensive line coach at Florida (2011-2013). I am not entirely sure what he has been up to for the last year, but 49ers fans have been plenty vocal about wanting him back in the mix.

I think it would be pretty cool to have BY back in the fold, but I certainly can't say he would or would not be a success as the defensive line coach. It certainly does not seem like a crazy assumption to think he would be a success, but it will be interesting in following a coach like Jim Tomsula. Of course, if BY somehow ended up back in San Francisco, he would still be working with Tomsula.