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Wed, 12 Jan 2011 22:05:51 -0800
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Johnson has accepted the offensive coordinator job at UCLA, reports Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News. A source said that head coach Jim Harbaugh informed Johnson that he would still have a role with the team, just not as offensive coordinator.
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:32:44 -0700
San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Johnson was out of football in 2008, but he spent the year studying the spread attack in college football, reports the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows. 49ers QB Alex D. Smith and WR Michael Crabtree both excelled in college when running the spread. According to TE Vernon Davis, Johnson seemed like a more creative guy than previous offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, who was fired Monday, Sept. 27. "He's a little different than Jimmy Raye," said Davis. "He's a little more ... He's seems when I talk to him and when I'm around him, he seems to be creative. He seems like he's a creative guy, and he seems like he'll take chances, a lot of chances. And ... he's young and he's hungry. And I think it's a great opportunity for him."
Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:12:34 -0700
Updating a previous item, the San Francisco 49ers have fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network, according to a league source. Quarterbacks coach Mike Johnson will take over offensive coordinator duties, according to the source.