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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Tuesday was a dark day for a few assistant coaches on the 49ers staff. It was the day that 10 of the coaches were relieved of their duty on the team. The most obvious of those was offensive coordinator Geep Chryst. He led an offense that ranked 31st in the league in yards and 32nd in points scored. With Chip Kelly as the head coach, the offensive strategy will change and he will want to hire his own offensive coordinator.

Reports are saying that Curtis Modkins, Detroit Lions assistant, is a top candidate for the 49ers offensive coordinator opening. He has a background coaching the running backs and coordinating the run game with the Lions and Bills. It is expected that Chip will still handle the play-calling for the offense, which he has done in the past.

Chip Kelly will finally be introduced to the 49ers media at his 1st press conference as the head coach on Wednesday. He was hired last week, but there was no date scheduled for his introductory press conference. He will be introduced by Jed York and Trent Baalke. One of the biggest questions he will likely face is his plan with Colin Kaepernick. It is reported that the 2 men met Monday. That question will be important because Kap is rehabbing from injury and the team has until April 1st to decide on his future. If healthy, the team can cut him if Kelly is not interested in keeping him. If injured, his $11.9 million salary will be fully guaranteed.

49ers Links

Chip Likes Big WRs (Branch)

Interesting development | Mike Vrabel To Interview (Maiocco)

Ex-Patriot To Interview For DC (Inman)

Mike Vrabel A Possible DC (Barrows)

Nickerson Interviews (Maiocco)

Good for Rathman. The RBs produced even with all the injuries | Rathman Likely Retained (Maiocco)

QB Priority (Barrows)

Preview Of Chip's 1st Press Conference (Maiocco)

Chip's Press Conference Scheduled For Wednesday (Inman)

49ers To Introduce Chip Wednesday (Florio)

Took awhile to finally hear him talk | 1st Press Conference 6 Days After Hiring (Kawakami)

5 Draft Prospects To Watch At Shrine Game (Fann)

Was bound to happen | House Cleaning (Florio)

Hardy Nickerson Interviewed (Branch)

Vrabel To Interview For DC (Branch)

9 Assistants Gone (Barrows)

Where To Watch Press Conference (49ers Staff)

The QB coach was let go | 10 Fired (Maiocco)

Assistants Let Go (Cohn)

Geep was the 1st most people wanted to see go | Geep Is One Of Assistants Gone (Inman)

Task: Create Identity (Biderman)

Pre-Press Conference Fun (BASG)

Modkins A Top OC Candidate (Maiocco)

It's been awhile since the offense has put up numbers | 49ers Offense Will Put Up Numbers (Maiocco)

LeSean On Kelly (Inman)

Wonder what they talked about | Kelly, Kap Meet (Bach)