Then-consultant Eric Mangini, left, speaking with reporters after a 2013 practice, may become the 49ers’ defensive coordinator, replacing Vic Fangio.
Then-consultant Eric Mangini, left, speaking with reporters after a 2013 practice, may become the 49ers’ defensive coordinator, replacing Vic Fangio. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
Then-consultant Eric Mangini, left, speaking with reporters after a 2013 practice, may become the 49ers’ defensive coordinator, replacing Vic Fangio. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
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Mixed blessing for Eric Mangini, likely to return to defensive roots as 49ers coordinator

January 22, 2015 04:07 PM

UPDATED January 23, 2015 10:19 AM

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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 mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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