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Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The worst kept secret in the coaching vacancy carousel is finally over. The 49ers hired Kyle Shanahan as their new head coach. The 49ers showed patience in waiting for Kyle to finish his playoff run and were rewarded in the signing of their man. Kyle was one of the top prizes in the coaching search along with Josh McDaniels, but with McDaniels staying in New England, Kyle was the top guy.

Kyle joins John Lynch as a 1st time head coach/GM duo. They both signed 6 year deals, which shows that the 49ers are committed to them for the long run. The amount of time is important because Kyle and John have a major rebuild on their hands. The roster is very bare, but they have an opportunity in the draft and free agency to start building. They currently have a lot of cash to spend in getting veterans to fill out the roster and the #2 pick in the draft.

Coming from the Atlanta Falcons and all the weapons they possess on offense, Kyle is taking a step down in talent in coming to the 49ers. The 49ers have no quarterbacks on the roster currently and aside from Carlos Hyde, they do not have much talent on the offensive side. Kyle and John will likely bring in a veteran QB from free agency as well as draft one. A lot of mock drafts have the 49ers picking Mitch Trubisky with the #2 pick. Kyle has been shown to be able to coach QBs and the 49ers will count on him doing the same this time around.

49ers Links

49ers fans are happy to have him | Kyle Shanahan Coming With Lots Of Questions (Gantt)

Welcome to San Francisco | The Inevitable Finally Happened (Hille)

He’s got a big mess to handle | Not Staying To Clean Up Mess From SB Loss (Marvez)

Full circle | Kyle’s Path From 49er Ballboy To Head Coach (Brown)

Not A Super Sunday For Kyle (Williams)

Turning Point For Kyle (Jones)

Both are greats | The GOAT Discussion (Weber)

Breaking Down Mistakes (Biderman)

Next Year’s Odds (Biderman)

Time for Kyle to start | Mock Draft 3.0 (49ers Staff)

Hall Of Fame Voting (Maiocco)

Finalizing Deal (Biderman)

Have to hire the DC | Working On The Staff (Biderman)

Kyle Shanahan’s New Gig (Cohn)

An exciting day | It’s Official (49ers Staff)

Play Calling In Question (Branch)

Kyle The New HC (Jackson)

Great numbers | Career By The Numbers (49ers Staff)

Worst Kept Secret (Shook)

49ers are getting a good coach | 49ers Announce New Head Coach (Lander)

Hiring Kyle After Epic Collapse (Inman)

Taking Over 49ers Job (Wagoner)

A really long wait | The Wait is Over (Branch)

Welcoming Kyle To The 49ers (Biderman)

Finally a good job Jed | Jed Chats About Kyle’s Hiring (Cohn)

That waiting game was rough | Being Patient Paid Off For 49ers (Wagoner)

The John/Kyle era is starting | New Era In Santa Clara (Maiocco)

He absolutely should | Getting Final Say On Roster (Biderman)

5 Things (Fann)

The Final Piece In Place (Barrows)

Long term project | 6 Year Deal (Biderman)

Will be very important decision | Targeting DCs (Jackson)

49ers Finally Graded High With The Shanahan Hire (Brinson)

Twitter Responds To Hire (Barrows)

49ers Video

Get To Know The New Head Coach (49ers Video)

49ers Live (49ers Video)