Fooch's note: Site decorum is off
The San Francisco 49ers appear to have settled on an offensive coordinator. Albert Breer is reporting two sources told him the 49ers will name Geep Chryst their next OC.
The move is not shocking in light of the reported rejections by other options. When it became apparent that Rob Chudzinski was sticking with the Indianapolis Colts, Chryst made the most sense as the next option. There were reports the 49ers wanted to potentially hire the Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers coach, but either the Eagles refused their interview request, or the coach did. We don't know for certain.
Chryst has served as the team's quarterbacks coach since 2011. His resume prior to that includes the following:
2006-2010: Tight ends/offensive quality control, Carolina Panthers
2001-2003: Quarterbacks, Arizona
1999-2000: Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks, San Diego
1998: Quarterbacks, Arizona
1996-1997: Tight ends, Arizona
1991-1995: Director of research/quality control, Chicago
1990: Quarterbacks, Wyoming
1989: Offensive line, Wyoming
I'm not entirely sure what he was up to in 2004 and 2005, but wikipedia says he was "out of the NFL". He has history with Jim Harbaugh, dating back to their days together with the Chicago Bears. That made it a little surprising that he was kept around. He was retained without a specific job mentioned, although it would seem likely that he was told he was under consideration for offensive coordinator. His offensive staff potentially includes the following:
Quarterbacks: Steve Logan
Running backs: Tom Rathman
Wide receivers: Ronald Curry (potentially considering job with Florida)
Tight ends: Tony Sparano
Offensive line: Chris Foerster
Assistant offensive line: Eric Wolford
Offensive assistant: Mick Lombardi
What do you think of this group? I won't say it's a no-name staff, but it's definitely an under-the-radar staff. It's too early to say it won't work out, but it's going to be an interesting offseason heading into the 2015 season.