Fooch's update: Pump the brakes!
I'm told the meeting set up in New York between Mike Shanahan & the 49ers is on hold for now. Talk between the two continues over the phone— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) January 5, 2016
The San Francisco 49ers coaching search process is picking up steam. Two days after firing head coach Jim Tomsula, it appears the 49ers have their first interview scheduled. ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini is reporting the team will interview Mike Shanahan on Wednesday. This follows reports they are scheduling an interview with Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and running backs coach Anthony Lynn, and have requested permission from the Cincinnati Bengals to interview offensive coordinator Hue Jackson next week.
Shanahan last coached in 2013, finishing up a stint with Washington that started in 2010. It did not end on the best of terms due to turmoil with injured quarterback Robert Griffin III. Prior to that, Shanahan was head coach of the Denver Broncos from 1995 to 2008, winning two Super Bowls with the team. For 49ers fans, he is well known as the team's offensive coordinator from 1992 to 1994.
Shanahan had an extensive interview a year ago, but nothing ever really developed with it. Rumors flew that he had become the favorite to land the job, but the team ended up deciding on Jim Tomsula. Given the amount of interview time last year, it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall for this year's interview.