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The San Francisco 49ers' 2014 coaching staff is slowly departing, with three more assistants headed to Michigan to join Jim Harbaugh. We break down the latest departures.

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The San Francisco 49ers head coach search continues, with Teryl Austin scheduled to interview on Thursday. While that situation is sorted out, members of Jim Harbaugh's 49ers staff are slowly clearing out. Greg Roman is interviewing for several jobs, and Ed Donatell has interviewed for the defensive coordinator position in Washington, but in the meantime, other coaches are actually moving on to new jobs.

There are several reports indicating three members of the 49ers coaching staff are joining Jim Harbaugh at Michigan. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Kevin Tolbert is going to become Michigan's lead strength coach, according to FOX Sports NFL reporter Alex Marvez. Tolbert joined Jim Harbaugh at Stanford in 2009, and had been with him since. At the 49ers, he worked under head strength coach Mark Uyeyama.

Assistant secondary coach Greg Jackson will become Michigan's secondary coach, according to Scout.com. Jackson spent ten years in college football prior to joining the 49ers in 2011. He played in the NFL for 12 years before beginning his career as a college coach. At the 49ers, he worked under Ed Donatell.

Finally, it appears John Morton may be headed to Michigan in an unnamed role. John Adam Morton is a recent addition to the University of Michigan directory. Nobody seems to know Morton's middle name, so it is a bit of a guess, but it would not be a surprise. Morton joined the 49ers as wide receivers coach in 2011. Prior to that he spent four seasons at USC.

This all comes a few days after assistant offensive line coach Reggie Davis departed to coach running backs at Nebraska.