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49ers to hire Steve Logan for offensive assistant role

The San Francisco 49ers appear set to add another offensive assistant to the coaching staff. We break down the news that Steve Logan will join the team in an as yet undetermined offensive role.

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The San Francisco 49ers lost out on Rob Chudzinski for offensive coordinator, but they might be adding another offensive assistant in a yet-to-be-defined role. According to Matt Maiocco, the 49ers will be hiring Steve Logan to join Jim Tomsula's staff.

Logan worked with Tomsula in NFL Europe. When Tomsula was head coach of the Rhein Fire, he promoted Logan to be his offensive coordinator. Logan had extensive college coaching experience dating back to 1980. After three seasons with Rhein, Logan was Boston College OC in 2007 and 2008, and running backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009 to 2011. It sounds like he has been out of coaching since then, and most recently was working for a North Carolina radio station.

The 49ers currently do not have an offensive coordinator or a quarterbacks coach. Logan has extensive experience in a variety of roles. It's a little odd that the 49ers would go after a guy who has been out of coaching for three years, but he does have experience. We don't know what kind of role he will have yet, and it is entirely possible he could end up as simple a "senior offensive assistant", like Eric Mangini was in 2013. We'll have to keep an eye out for what might come of this.

Head coach: Jim Tomsula (news - announced)
Offensive coordinator: Mike Shanahan (rumor)
Offensive assistant (role TBD): Steve Logan (news - awaiting team announcement)
Quarterbacks coach: Geep Chryst (TBD)
Running backs coach: Tom Rathman (news - awaiting team announcement)
Offensive line coach: Chris Foerster (news - awaiting team announcement)
Assistant OL coach: Eric Wolford (news - awaiting team announcement)
Wide receivers coach: Ronald Curry (TBD)
Tight ends coach: Tony Sparano (news - awaiting team announcement)
Offensive assistant: Mick Lombardi (TBD)
Defensive coordinator: Eric Mangini (news - awaiting team announcement)
Defensive backs coach: No names
Linebackers coach: Jason Tarver (news - awaiting team announcement)
Special teams coordinator: Thomas McGaughey (news)
Defensive assistant: Ejiro Evero (TBD)