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Golden Nuggets: 49ers finally make coordinator hires

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Sunday, February 19th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

The San Francisco 49ers have a coaching staff, or at least one that’s close enough to complete that we can say that. I see a lot of young guys who are big question marks, including head coach Kyle Shanahan.

I don’t really have an opinion on Robert Saleh, the new defensive coordinator, nor do I have an opinion on the 49ers transitioning to a 4-3 defense. I suppose it makes sense with what has been invested in the defensive line in recent years, and it’s true that the 49ers ran a lot of formations that included four down linemen in recent years.

It will still be weird to see. It’s another reminder that the 49ers’ dominance at the inside linebacker spot is at an end. It’s pretty upsetting, given how well they have performed at the position for a long time now.

Onto the links for the day.

49ers officially hire coordinators Saleh, Hightower and seven others (Barrows)

How 49ers’ new defensive scheme changes offseason wish list (Biderman)

Free-agent DT Earl Mitchell will visit 49ers (Branch)

49ers to meet with free-agent lineman as they transform defense (Biderman)

Terrell Owens dropped passes, as great receivers do (PFT)

Matt Schaub, Brian Hoyer could be among 49ers’ targets (PFT)

49ers receive permission from Broncos to interview O-line coach (Maiocco)

Kid coordinators: 49ers’ staff features youthful leaders (Branch)