As Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee notes (Twitter link), the omission of certain coaches from that list above — RBs coach Tom Rathman and DC Eric Mangini among them — could indicate that they’ll be asked to remain on staff (reports earlier today indicated that Rathman and both Niners special teams coordinators would likely be retained).

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The 49ers have been searching for their next offensive coordinator for some time and they’ve hit roadblocks with several candidates along the way.

A number of other candidates were either denied permission to interview with SF while others opted not to pursue it.

The Bills’ hiring of offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on Thursday is “very good news” for quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Ian Rapoport of said Friday on NFL Network (via Kevin Patra of

While it previously appeared Taylor was on the outs in Buffalo, which faces a March 11 deadline to retain him for a guaranteed $30.75MM, it would “make no sense” for the team to change QBs after landing Dennison, per Rapoport.

We may never know if Chryst was truly the club’s top choice for the position, but he comes with years of NFL experience and a tremendous amount of respect from others around the game.

Chryst, who has held a number of jobs in the league, served as the Chargers offensive coordinator in 19.

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Chryst is being promoted from the position of quarterbacks coach.