Coughlin interviews with 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the meeting says former New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has interviewed with the San Francisco 49ers about their head coaching vacancy.
The two-time Super Bowl winning coach met Tuesday with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke at an unspecified location on the East Coast, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team isn’t making public its interviews or candidates to replace the fired Jim Tomsula. San Francisco CEO Jed York was in Houston on Tuesday for the NFL owners meetings.
The Niners, who went 5-11 and missed the playoffs for a second straight season, interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson in Cincinnati on Sunday after last week’s meetings with fired Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter.
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