Tuesday, March 11, 2008

49ers Staff to Coach Senior Bowl

Good news to 49ers fans. Mike Nolan and the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff will coach the South team at the 2006 Senior Bowl. As Nolan indicates, coaching the Senior Bowl gives a team an advantage in the scouting department. Something like 95% of players who participate, get drafted.

“For us to have an opportunity to coach those guys and evaluate them first-hand in meetings, getting to know them, eating with them and doing all those things for an entire week puts us one up in the evaluation process.”

Phillip Rivers in the '04 draft and Carnell "Cadilac" Williams in '05 were selected by the teams that coached them in Mobile. It was widely reported at the time that both Marty Schottenheimer and Jon Gruden fell in love with their respective picks. There are probably a lot more instances of this happening, but I'm too lazy to look it up. I'll be keeping a close eye on players Nolan and company are raving about during the week.

The Tennessee Titans staff will coach the North squad.

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