Steve Logan is off to Santa Clara to sign a two-year contract to become the 49ers’ quarterbacks coach, his current employer, WRAL TV in North Carolina, reported today.
Logan, 61, is the long-time head coach at East Carolina University where he worked with soon-to-be NFL passers like Jeff Blake and David Garrard. He also served as Jim Tomsula’s offensive coordinator with the Rhein Fire in NFL Europe in 2006.
A tweet from WRAL quoted Logan as saying he looked forward to working with 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "He's my kind of guy- mobile, accurate and smart,” Logan told the station. Logan has served as a football analyst for WRAL and a local radio station in recent years.
Logan has been out of coaching football for the past three years. He most recently served as the Buccaneers running backs coach.
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"Jim Tomsula is one guy who I would open this can of worms back up for," Logan said.
Logan’s job as quarterbacks coach seems to point toward Geep Chryst becoming the 49ers’ offensive coordinator. Chryst served in that capacity with the Chargers in 1999-2000. He’s been the 49ers’ quarterbacks coach for the past four years.
Several candidates have opted against becoming the 49ers’ offensive coordinator. That list includes Adam Gase and Rob Chudzinski. Tomsula has had trouble extracting another NFL Europe veteran, Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell, out of Philadelphia. If Bicknell were with the 49ers, he’d likely be the team’s offensive coordinator.
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