Chip Kelly told the media on Wednesday that he expects to have his coaching staff sorted out in the next week or so, and we have another name on the radar. FOX Sports NFL reporter Alex Marvez is reporting that New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty is interviewing with the 49ers for the same position.
Flaherty has spent 12 years with the Giants, but was not brought back under new head coach Ben McAdoo. He did some great work with the Giants, all as an assistant to Tom Coughlin. Football Outsiders ranked their offensive line No. 6 in pass protection, and No. 11 in adjusted line yards. Flaherty spent extensive time there, and also with Wake Forest in the 90s, and Rutgers in the 80s. It seems like once he settles in somewhere, he will stick around for a while.
Chris Foerster coached the 49ers offensive line last season, with Eric Wolford as his assistant. Foerster left to coach the Miami Dolphins offensive line, but Wolford was not released from his contract with the other assistants on Tuesday. It is possible he could be brought back for 2016, but we'll find out in the coming days. Kelly said the team would work to notify media as coaches sign their contracts.
2004-2015: New York Giants - Offensive Line
2001-2003: Chicago Bears - Tight Ends
2000: Washington NFL - Tight ends
1999: Iowa - Tight Ends, Special Teams, Recruiting
1993-1998: Wake Forest - Offensive Line, Tight Ends, Special Teams
1992: East Carolina University - Defensive Line
1984-1991: Rutgers - Offensive Line
1982-1983: Penn State - Offensive Line
1980-1981: East Stroudsburg - Offensive Line