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Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Kyle Shanahan has been busy filling out his coaching staff this past week. He will be hiring his defensive coordinator a week after becoming the 49ers head coach. Robert Saleh, the Jaguars linebacker coach, will come to the West Coast to serve as the defensive coordinator. This will be Saleh’s 1st time as a defensive coordinator and he will have a tough assignment to help the last ranked defense turn around.

Robert is the 3rd youngest defensive coordinator in the NFL. He will look to help a defense that was torched last season. They allowed a record 7 straight games with a 100 yard rusher and they allowed 2,654 yards rushing for the year, which was by far the worst in the league. They gave up the most points and allowed the most points per game in the NFL. There were rumors that the 49ers would look to bring Vic Fangio back as defensive coordinator, but he will stay with the Bears this season.

Along with the hiring of Robert Saleh, the 49ers hired Bobby Turner as running back coach. His hiring means that Tom Rathman will not return. Taylor Embree, Mike LaFleur, and Mike McDaniel were also hired to the offensive coaching staff. Taylor will be the offensive quality control coach, LaFleur will be the wide receiver coach, and McDaniel will be the run game specialist. LaFleur and McDaniel follow Kyle Shanahan from Atlanta.

49ers Links

Can’t deny the numbers | T.O.’s Numbers (Florio)

Good luck to you Tom | Tom Rathman Not Staying (Alper)

Still funny | Looking Back At The Lost Backpack (Wagoner)

Steve Young (Florio)

John Lynch (Kawakami)

New RB Coach (Williams)

Kap’s Changing Agents (Barrows)

Possible #2 pick | Reuben Foster Will Not Attend Combine (Biderman)

Lots of money to use | No Salary Cap Issues (Fitzgerald)

NaVorro’s Injury Update (Maiocco)

Good to hear from the 49ers leader | Making Progress From Injury (Jackson)

Welcome to the 49ers | New Defensive Coordinator (Biderman)

Robert Saleh Hired (Jackson)

New DC (Sessler)

DC Update (Caplan)

Robert Saleh (Barrows)

Meet The New DC (Inman)

Some familiar faces for Kyle | New Addition To Kyle’s Staff (Maiocco)

Recovering From The Achilles Injury (Meyer)

Of course he is | Aldon In Trouble Again (Jones)

Hopefully he can coach this defense up | Unproven Coach To Be DC (Branch)

New Staff Additions (49ers Staff)

3 More Assistant Coaches (Jackson)

Poaching from the NFC champions | Hiring Coaches From Atlanta Continues (Maiocco)