Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jim Harbaugh Congratulates Multiple Teams on New Coaching Hires, Leaves Out 49ers

When the 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach, all members of head coach Jim Harbaugh’s staff (other than running backs coach Tom Rathman) were let go.  Harbaugh’s coordinators have since landed elsewhere in those same roles.

On Wednesday, Harbaugh issued some congratulations via Twitter.

“Congrats to Bears, Raiders, Bills, Great Coaches and men, John Fox, Jack Del Rio, Rex!  And Home Run hires Vic Fangio, Brad Seely, Greg Roman,” Harbaugh said.

Fangio, Seely, and Roman served as defensive coordinator, special-teams coordinator, and offensive coordinator, respectively, with the 49ers under Harbaugh.  The former 49ers coach curiously made no mention of his replacement, Tomsula.

It’s the closest thing Harbaugh has come to abandoning the public high road.  Still, it’s surprising he hasn’t said more, given the number of leaks that plagued his final year with the team and the not-so-subtle shots at Harbaugh possibly contained in some of the team’s public statements since the “mutual parting.”

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