Jim Tomsula and the 49ers are interested in adding Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell to his staff, possibly as offensive coordinator, but the Eagles so far have prevented Bicknell from interviewing. The Bee first reported the team’s interest in Bicknell last week.
The 49ers are expected to add Steve Logan to Jim Tomsula's offensive staff, a league source confirmed today. Logan served as Tomsula's offensive coordinator with the Rhein Fire in 2006, but it's unknown at this point which spot Logan would fill with San Francisco. Logan likely will end up either as the team’s offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach.
On the second to last episode of The Sopranos, restaurateur Artie Bucco walks up to Tony Soprano's table with a spark in his eye and a grin on his face. “Tone, you know who's here tonight?” he says while pointing behind him. “Mangenius.”
Perry Fewell, the ex-Giants defensive coordinator, is heading to the Bay Area today to meet with the 49ers about becoming their defensive backs coach, FOX Sports reported. Fewell, 52, coached defensive backs for eight years earlier in his career. NBC4 was first to connect Fewell and the 49ers.
The 49ers are the only team in the league with three coordinator spots currently vacant. They are one of two teams -- the Rams are the other -- without an offensive coordinator. Still, moves have been made while others are in the works.
The 49ers are interested in hiring former Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano, according to a league source. The team is believed to be looking at Sparano for the role of tight ends coach, a position Sparano, 53, coached early in his career.
Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at email@example.com.