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Your San Francisco 49ers links for Saturday, January 7th 2016

Good morning. The coaching search is picking up steam and the San Francisco 49ers have an interview today with Josh McDaniels.

The good part: He may like the 49ers the most.

It’s certainly attractive and McDaniels has had time to learn from his mistakes in Denver (don’t take Tebow). It’s a matter of what general manager the 49ers would pair with him. There’s no word if New England executive Nick Caserio is interviewing with the 49ers. Last time McDaniels was a head coach, he had some control with personnel so it will be important to find a person he can work with and avoid another Baalke/Harbaugh situation again.

Keep in mind also: if Josh McDaniels comes, the west coast offense doesn’t come with him. The Patriots are users of an Ernhardt-Perkins based offense that I’d love someone to explain differences to. From what I’ve read up on it, you CAN get some west coast philosophies in it, but a lot of the play calling and terminology is different. I’m no X’s and O’s genius so I don’t really know how any of this would work—if at all. The stubborn fan in me just wants a west coast offense. On that same token, the stubborn fan in me also wants a competent offense so maybe sacrificing that would be OK. Not like the traditional west coast offense is really used that much anymore (everything has been integrated). Let’s see how Saturday turns out. Onto the links:

Source: 49ers are Josh McDaniels’ preferred team (Branch)

Carmen Policy fears 49ers' fall to worst possible state: Irrelevance (Biderman)

Report: Wolf disappointed he wasn’t allowed to interview last year (Pro Football Talk)

49ers meet with Falcons’ Shanahan, Vikings’ Paton (Barrows)

DeForest Buckner named to Mel Kiper's all-rookie team (Biderman)

Grant Cohn: 49ers season report card — there is talent, just not enough (Cohn)

One coaching candidate 49ers fans don’t want Jed York to hire (KNBR)

Kaepernick donates another $100K, spends time at homeless shelter (Barrows)

49ers only team with no votes for AP All-Pro nominations (Biderman)

Brent Jones on Bill Walsh: His players respected him, but didn't like him (49ers Webzone)

What a horrible night to have a curse...