The San Francisco 49ers made another addition to Jim Tomsula's coaching staff on Saturday, hiring Scott Brown to be their defensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. It's an internal hiring, as Brown has been serving as the team's Midwest regional scout for the past three years.
Obviously, this is notable given that the defensive line job is the one Tomsula held prior to getting his head coaching chance this offseason. For all of the controversy surrounding this offseason and the coaching staff's makeup thus far, Tomsula has done a fantastic job coaching the defensive line and will surely be as involved with that going forward as he can be.
The 49ers recently brought in Aubrayo Franklin, a former player, to be an assistant defensive line coach.
As for Brown's credentials, he's definitely well-equipped for the job. At 62 years old, Brown had 31 years of coaching at various colleges, primarily as a defensive line coach. He spent time at Southwest Texas State, TCU, Minnesota, Duke, Colorado State and Arizona State.
Thirty-one years is certainly impressive, so any doubts that may have come from this being yet another internal hire really should be assuaged. You typically get plenty of those internal promotions and hires when it comes to these position coaches, so that aspect doesn't worry me. Looks like a decent hire to me -- though I'm sure some of you will find something to be angry about, yes? Let's hear it!