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49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:08 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

The 49ers are so busy at work trying to find a general manager that they don't have time right now to start interviewing coaches, right?

Wrong, apparently -- Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that San Francisco has requested permission from the Oakland Raiders to interview offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for their head coaching position.

This is an interesting move on a number of fronts. First, they have no GM (technically; everyone believes Trent Baalke is going to get the gig at some point), so they're going against their previously stated policy of hiring the front office before the coaching staff.

Secondly, Jackson is considered a potential frontrunner for the Oakland job, if Al Davis decides to relieve Tom Cable of his duties.

And finally, Jackson's interview immediately complies the 49ers with the Rooney Rule. That's not say they're doing it just to comply, but once they've completed a legitimate interview with a minority candidate, they have free reign to hire anyone they want without fear of being rebuked. (Although it's worth noting, I think, that the 49ers aren't exactly concerned with hiring a minority candidate -- they just finished the Mike Singletary era.)

And who knows? Maybe Jackson's the guy after all, although it would seem odd to have them "find their guy" before the front office is figured out.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 3:14 am
 

49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

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49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

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Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 4, 2011 11:02 am
 

49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

Leave it up to the Raiders to has they just start winning screw it up again lol. Fire the head coach and then let 49ers take you next best coach. Al Davis is really getting even worse to even consider firing Cable at this point or let that OC go anywhere.



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:49 am
 

49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

Rooney Rule.... does a gay coach count under the Rooney Rule cuz Hue's lips are looking questionable in this photo.



Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:47 am
 

49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

Balke was named GM last week. This guy is no reporter. Balke and Harbaugh have the same agent. Which I hope adds up to Harbaugh coming to the 49ers!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:42 am
 

49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

that's some pretty heavy conclusions for what amounts to mere speculation on your part.  YOU CAN'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE THINKING.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2011 10:28 am
 

49ers request permission to interview Hue Jackson

This Rooney Rule is so very lame.  Why invite somebody intelligent to an interview when the candidate is only for display?  This practice is nothing but insult.
Hue Jackson is an rising star.  It's a big shame if he is merely being used here, so 49ers could jump on Harbaugh right away.


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