The San Francisco 49ers appear to have narrowed their head coach search down to Mike Shanahan and Chip Kelly. They could look other directions, but Adam Schefter is fairly well connected. It would probably be a minor upset if anybody else got the job at this point.
One candidate who appears to be out of the picture is Tom Coughlin. The former New York Giants head coach was under consideration by the 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. Adam Schefter reported that Coughlin has removed his name from consideration in Philadelphia. That was followed by Ian Rapoport tweeting that Coughlin does not see the 49ers being fit. Rapoport did hedge a little bit after that, and Matt Barrows tweeted something similar.
Tom Coughlin also doesn't see the #49ers job being a fit, I'm told, with location (away from family) being a big issue.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2016
I don't get the sense #49ers have given up on Tom Coughlin just yet. Still have Dirk Koetter, Mike Shanahan, Chip Kelly out there for them— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2016
#49ers aren't giving up on Tom Coughlin as head coach though he may be reluctant to leave east coast.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) January 14, 2016
Until a coach is actually hired, we probably should not rule anybody out. Well, we can rule out Hue Jackson! But, seriously, I expect either Shanahan or Kelly to get the job at this point, but I think most of us are far from certain about anything.