The San Francisco 49ers are still looking for coaches to fill out Jim Tomsula's staff, and it sounds like they're looking to bring back a former staff member who spent the last few seasons on the other side of the Bay.
Jason Tarver was a 49ers coach from 2001-2010, starting out as an offensive quality control but eventually moving to a position as outside linebackers coach, where he spent 2005-2010. Tarver was hired away by Stanford's David Shaw, and he spent 2011 as Stanford DC before the Raiders came calling. Tarver's defenses in Oakland never set the league on fire, but they were rarely the major problem as Oakland struggled to find organizational consistency and bring in talented players.
Niners Nation has a good breakdown of how Tarver's Oakland defenses fared, and the numbers certainly don't jump off the page. Tarver's best year statistically was his first year with the team, and things regressed slightly each season from there. Oakland's 2014 performance might have been the most disappointing of all, as the front office finally went into the free agent pool to bring in players like Justin Tuck and Antonio Smith. The changes on the field were minor at best.
In other news, former 49ers DC Vic Fangio is interviewing for the Washington Redskins DC position. Check back to our 49ers page regularly for all the latest on San Francisco's coaching searches as they develop.Back to the San Francisco 49ers Newsfeed