49ers News: CEO Jed York employing Super Bowl or bust mentality in coaching search

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York finds himself the object of massive scrutiny right now after the team mutually parted ways with now-Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh over what York termed to be differences of the "philsophical" variety.

As the team lines up candidates to fill Harbaugh's shoes next season, York says he wants a “teacher” of the Bill Walsh mold for the team's next coach. He also admits that there are lofty expectations for everyone involved.


“I’ll be the first to tell you, if we aren’t winning a Super Bowl, you should hold me accountable,” York said recently, via ESPN.com. “You should jump down my throat. I welcome that and I’m ready for the challenge.

"We expect to win the Super Bowl every year. That is our goal."

What happens if the next coach can't erase the team's two-decade Lombardi Trophy drought within a few years?

"Then we’re going to have to figure out if that’s the right fit," York said bluntly.

“That’s our only goal," he added. "We don’t raise division championships banners. We don’t raise NFC championship banners. We raise Super Bowl banners.

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