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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

NFL: Preseason-Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

There is now only 1 candidate left for the San Francisco 49ers head coaching position. Seattle’s Tom Cable officially withdrew his name from consideration a day after supposed favorite Josh McDaniels withdrew his name. That leaves Atlanta’s offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as the 49ers primary target. He was a top option with Josh McDaniels from the start of the search.

Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to have his 2nd interview with the 49ers after this weekend’s NFC Championship game. Kyle is coming off an impressive offensive performance against the 49ers’ NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks and will look to continue that against the Green Bay Packers. If the Falcons get knocked out this weekend, the 49ers would be able to offer the job to him immediately afterwards. The 49ers would like to get the position filled as quickly as possible so they could fill out the rest of their coaching staff. But if the Falcons do make the Super Bowl, they are willing to wait for Kyle.

Kyle has been an offensive coordinator for 9 seasons and has coached a top 10 offense in 6 of them. The rumors have him accepting the job as soon as his playoff run is over. That would end a wild weekend of rumors with McDaniels withdrawing, Cable being interviewed then withdrawing and the 49ers ending up with a young, rising coach. The rumored GM to be paired with Kyle is the Packers Brian Gutekunst. Seattle’s Trent Kirchner withdrew his name on the same day Tom Cable withdrew.

49ers Links

We are rooting for the Packers to win now so we can hire him quickly, right? | Landing Shanahan (Wagoner)

49ers Mailbag (Maiocco)

The rumor never made much sense | Philip Rivers Not Coming (Florio)

A great accomplishment | Buckner Top Rookie In NFC West (Williams)

All Rookie Team (Maiocco)

Could be a big piece to the rebuild | Big Accomplishment For Buckner (Branch)

Anthony Lynn On Bill Walsh (Smith)

Congrats DeForest (Fann)

Not anymore | Cable Was Still In The Mix (Biderman)

49ers will have a say in these rankings soon | Ranking The Hirings (Iyer)

Rumors Squashed (Inman)

Narrows the field | Kirchner Drops Out (Maiocco)

Bowing Out (Biderman)

One GM Candidate Out (Alper)

Get him | Sole Focus On Kyle (Barrows)

Off The List (Jones)

Waiting Game (Inman)

Updating The GM List (Branch)

Wait To Decide (Biderman)

Take it Kyle | Kyle’s Job To Take (Jones)

Ready To Offer (Biderman)

Kyle Shanahan (Jackson)

Would be an exciting hire | New Possible Head Coach (ESPN)

2nd Interview For Kyle (Maiocco)

Pairing Gutekunst With Kyle (Biderman)

Cable Drops Out (Alper)

Last One On The List (Jones)

Staying In Seattle (Biderman)

Whoever Kyle wants is who we should get | In Play For Kirk If Kyle Is HC? (Florio)

Kyle’s Job (Schwab)

Waiting To Offer (Branch)

Really, really hope he takes it | Hoping Kyle Wants The Job That Is His (Schlager)

Best news | Almost Certain To Take The Job (Maiocco)

Looks Like Kyle Shanahan Will Be The Coach (Biderman)

49ers Video

The Latest In The Search (49ers Video)