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NCAA | Erickson hired by Arizona State

Mon, 11 Dec 2006 23:22:46 -0800

The Associated Press reports Arizona State has hired Dennis Erickson as their new head coach. Erickson signed a five-year contract with Idaho a year ago, but he left after just one season.

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NCAA | Erickson accepts Idaho job

Wed, 08 Feb 2006 19:03:06 -0800

The Associated Press reports the University of Idaho has hired Dennis Erickson as their new head coach. He had his first head coaching position at Idaho from 1982-1985 before leaving for a string of college jobs that included two national championships at Miami. Erickson signed a five-year contract worth about $1.5 million. It contains performance bonuses that could push that figure to $2.5 million, athletic director Rob Spear said.

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NCAA | Idaho offers head coaching job to Erickson

Tue, 07 Feb 2006 19:48:11 -0800

Vince Trimboli, of KBCI-TV.com, reports sources close to the University of Idaho told Local 2 News Sports that the school has made an offer to Dennis Erickson to be new head coach of the team's football team. "It's his to change his mind on," the source said. "It has been offered."

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NCAA | Idaho pursuing Erickson

Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:14:43 -0800

Gary Klein, of the Los Angeles Times, reports Idaho athletic director Rob Spear said he has engaged in preliminary discussions with former San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson about returning to Idaho as head coach. Spear said he had not offered the job to Erickson. As noted earlier, Idaho head coach Nick Holt left to become an assistant coach with the St. Louis Rams.

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Rams | Linehan could hire Erickson

Sat, 21 Jan 2006 09:44:16 -0800

Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports St. Louis Rams head coach Scott Linehan could hire free agent head coach Dennis Erickson (49ers). Erickson has hoped to return to coaching, but did not discuss a possible role with the Rams. Erickson coached Linehan at the University of Idaho when he arrived in 1982 as a quarterback.

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NCAA | Erickson interested in San Diego St. job

Fri, 09 Dec 2005 11:06:59 -0800

Mike Sullivan, of the North County Times, reports former San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson is interested in the San Diego St. head coaching vacancy. Erickson is a highly successful coach who won two National Championships at the University of Miami in addition to coaching successful teams at four other universities and two NFL teams, including the aforementioned 49ers. Erickson said he has not yet been contacted by San Diego St. officials.

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49ers | Erickson Fired

Wed, 05 Jan 2005 12:35:58 -0800

Jay Glazer, of Fox Sports, reports on Foxsports.com that the San Francisco 49ers have fired head coach Dennis Erickson.

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49ers | Erickson Sticking Through Regular Season

Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:18:15 -0800

The NFL Network reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson will remain with the team through the end of the regular season. At which time, his future with the team will be further addressed.

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49ers | Erickson Not Interested in Ole Miss

Wed, 15 Dec 2004 09:52:10 -0800

ESPNews reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson has told University of Mississippi officials he is not interested.

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49ers | Erickson Set to Interview for Ole Miss Job

Tue, 14 Dec 2004 18:55:22 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson is set to interview with Mississippi officials about the university's head-coaching position, a 49ers spokesman confirmed Tuesday, Dec. 14. Mississippi officials contacted 49ers general manager Terry Donahue on Monday, Dec. 13 to extend the courtesy of asking for permission to speak with Erickson, the team announced. "I received a phone call last night from Pete Boone, the athletic director from the University of Mississippi, requesting permission to talk to Dennis Erickson about their head coaching position," Donahue said in a statement. "After meeting with Dennis to gauge his interest I called Mr. Boone back and granted permission. They will be meeting with Dennis sometime in the next 24 hours."

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49ers | Erickson Will Remain Through Season's End

Mon, 13 Dec 2004 22:54:01 -0800

SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said he will remain with the 49ers for the final three games and will meet with team management at the conclusion of the season to discuss his future and that of his assistant coaches. "I had my meeting with [owner John York]. It wasn't really any different than any other meeting that I have with him. We talked about the game. We talked a little bit about personnel. Basically, that was it," Erickson said. "At the end of the year, we'll all get together— John, I and [general manager Terry Donahue]—and talk about everything—personnel, coaches and everything, but we'll basically do that at the end of the year." Erickson also announced that the University of Mississippi has not contacted him about its head coaching vacancy and denied any truth of a report that first surfaced on ESPN Sunday, Dec. 12.

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49ers | Erickson to Meet with Team Brass

Fri, 10 Dec 2004 09:39:50 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson plans to meet with team general manager Terry Donahue and owner John York next week to talk about the future of his coaching staff. Erickson wants to find out as soon as possible if the management will ask him to fire any of his assistant coaches. Such a move would be met with resistance and could lead to the end of Erickson's tenure with the team. Sources with the team have indicated management will likely request some changes due to the club failing to improve over the course of the season. While Donahue has said he would not fire Erickson, a dispute over some assistant coaches could lead to the two sides parting of ways.

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49ers | Erickson Promises More Offensive Changes

Tue, 08 Jun 2004 12:51:13 -0700

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson promises more changes to the 49ers' offense. Last year, Erickson cut back some of the terminology in the playbook while keeping the offense and play-calling nearly unchanged under former offensive coordinator Greg Knapp. New offensive coordinator Ted Tollner and Erickson will make more adjustments this year. Through the offseason camps, the team appears to be using more shifting and motion. The team will also probably attempt more medium to deep passes than they did with former 49ers QB Jeff Garcia at quarterback.

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49ers | Erickson Drafts First Former Player

Mon, 26 Apr 2004 09:30:44 -0700

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports when the San Francisco 49ers selected LB Richard Seigler (Oregon State) in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, it was the first time that head coach Dennis Erickson's NFL team had chosen one of his former collegiate players. The Seattle Seahawks did not chose any University of Miami players during Erickson's four seasons.

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49ers | Kitna Option Out

Mon, 29 Mar 2004 19:32:45 -0800

Updating previous reports, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, the San Francisco 49ers will not make an attempt to trade for Cincinnati Bengals QB Jon Kitna. "Financially, there's no way we can do it," 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said. "We'd have to do a lot of different things. We'd have to re-structure a lot of things. I like (QB) Tim Rattay and I like (QB) Ken Dorsey, and I'd like to have a veteran, but we're not going to be able to do it. I'd like to look at it, but I just don't think it's possible for us."

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49ers | Hearst Misses Practice

Wed, 17 Dec 2003 15:40:32 -0800

San Francisco 49ers RB Garrison Hearst (knee) ran around a little but did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17, and will not practice Thursday. 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said Hearst "might have a chance to play" in Week 16.

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49ers | Garcia To Start In 2004

Tue, 16 Dec 2003 10:11:26 -0800

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said he definitely wants QB Jeff Garcia to be the starting quarterback next season. However, Garcia is set to make more than $9 million and the 49ers would like to negotiate a lower price.

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49ers | Team Mixes Up Saturday Routine

Sat, 13 Dec 2003 19:59:32 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson, whose team has yet to win a game on the road this season, cancelled the regular walk-thru on Saturday, Dec. 13, according to SF49ers.com. The 49ers, who face the Bengals in Week 15, held afternoon and evening meetings as usual.

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49ers | Webster Misses Practice

Fri, 12 Dec 2003 14:28:03 -0800

San Francisco 49ers CB Jason Webster (chest) missed practice Friday, Dec. 12, and head coach Dennis Erickson said he is "very doubtful" for Week 15.

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49ers | Garcia to Start Cardinals Game

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:25:36 -0800

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers QB Jeff Garcia will get the start Sunday, Dec. 7, against the Arizona Cardinals despite having the worst game of his career in Week 13. 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said Garcia was the unanimous pick to start the game after he consulted with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp and quarterback coach Ted Tollner. QB Tim Rattay will serve as Garcia's backup.

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49ers | Stone May Play Against Cardinals

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:17:50 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said OG Ron Stone (hamstring) could return to practice by Thursday, Dec. 4, after being sidelined in Week 13 with a left hamstring strain. If he is able to practice, Stone will likely start Sunday's, Dec. 7, game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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49ers | Rumph May Play Against Cardinals

Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:15:16 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said CB Mike Rumph (ankle) "has a chance" to return to the starting lineup for Sunday's, Dec. 7, game against the Arizona Cardinals despite a high right ankle sprain that kept him out of Week 13.

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49ers | Erickson Says Garcia Is His Starter

Mon, 03 Nov 2003 20:59:22 -0800

ESPN.com reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said Monday, Nov. 3, that QB Jeff Garcia (ankle) remains the team's starting quarterback, as long as he is healthy enough to play. "If Jeff is healthy and he can move around like he can move around, he'll be the starting quarterback," Erickson said. "It's as simple as that." Garcia was replaced in Week 9 by backup QB Tim Rattay, who led San Francisco to a decisive 30-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, because of a severely sprained ankle. San Francisco has a Bye this week, giving Garcia more time to heal his ailing ankle before the team's next game Monday, Nov. 17, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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49ers | Heitmann Ruled Out

Fri, 24 Oct 2003 11:12:04 -0700

Cam Inman, of the Contra Costa Times, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson has ruled OL Eric Heitmann (ankle) out for Sunday's, Oct. 26, game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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49ers | Erickson To Help Call Plays

Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:19:11 -0700

Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson announced that he will become more involved with the team's play-calling in upcoming games. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp has recently come under fire for some questionable calls.

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49ers | Erickson's Had Enough

Tue, 30 Sep 2003 12:06:03 -0700

Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson said he would not tolerate another sideline tirade like the one WR Terrell Owens directed at offensive coordinator Greg Knapp during Sunday's, Sept. 28, game against the Minnesota Vikings. Erickson said he sat down with Owens, but would not say whether Owens would be fined or disciplined for his actions. "It was a private meeting," Erickson said. "He understands where I'm coming from. Obviously, I don't like what happened (Sunday)." Erickson also spoke to secondary coach Brett Maxie, who had an eruption of his own on Sunday, his directed at the defensive backs.

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49ers | Owens Points Fingers At O-Line, Play Calling

Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:36:12 -0700

Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers WR Terrell Owens pointed fingers at the 49ers offensive line for not supplying the protection that QB Jeff Garcia needed to get him the ball in the Sunday, Sept. 21, game against the Cleveland Browns. He also blamed offensive coordinator Greg Knapp for not calling enough plays to get him the ball when the 49ers moved inside Browns territory. On Monday, Sept. 22, 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson and Garcia said Owens' opinions were either open to debate or flat-out incorrect.

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49ers | Wilson To Return Kickoffs

Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:21:19 -0700

Matthew Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee, reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson announced that WR Cedrick Wilson will handle the kickoff return duties against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, Sept. 21. Rookie WR Brandon Lloyd is the backup. WR Arland Bruce, who handled the duties the first two games, was demoted to the practice squad earlier this week.

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49ers | A Surprise Ending to Minicamp

Thu, 05 Jun 2003 20:42:48 -0700

According to SF49ers.com, San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson closed the team’s most recent minicamp with a mild surprise for his team, canceling practice on Thursday, June 5, after team meetings. “They deserved a reward and that was not to practice this morning,” Erickson said. The team’s injury situation also played a minor role in Erickson’s decision to cancel practice.

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49ers | Streets Not Likely To Be Traded

Wed, 23 Apr 2003 05:35:06 -0700

Updating previous reports, Matt Maiocco for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson promised the team will not trade WR Tai Streets on draft day. However, general manager Terry Donahue did not rule out the possibility, but did say it would have to be “a very appealing offer”, most likely a second-round selection.

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49ers | Erickson: Owens' Celebrations Fine

Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:49:59 -0800

New San Francisco 49ers coach Dennis Erickson told SF49ers.com he has no problem with WR Terrell Owens' much-discussed celebrations in the end zone. "He's a good kid. He's never done anything illegal or anything like that," Erickson said. "As long as he scores he can sign whatever he wants. He can sign one for me."

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49ers | Erickson Likes FB

Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:43:03 -0800

New San Francisco 49ers coach Dennis Erickson told SF49ers.com the team's personnel may mean he will use fewer formations with three and four WRs than he has historically. "We might have the best fullback in professional football in Fred Beasley. We've got to find a way to get him in the game playing. There are a number of ways that we're looking at right now that we think we can use him besides just being a fullback. He can do a lot of different things. He can be our move guy, different things to get him involved all the time."

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49ers | Erickson on Owens

Thu, 27 Mar 2003 12:28:58 -0800

SF49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson really likes what he sees in WR Terrell Owens. He is impressed with his size and strength. “I don’t believe I have ever seen anybody who’s as explosive in my coaching career at that position,” Erickson stated. He also said he doesn’t have a problem with Owen’s often controversial on-field celebrations.

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49ers | No Progress With Okeafor

Tue, 18 Mar 2003 05:50:45 -0800

Updating previous reports, Matt Maiocco for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the agent for San Francisco 49ers DE Chike Okeafor said he spoke with the team Monday, but the sides have not entered into serious negotiations. Okeafor is expected to meet with 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson this week.

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49ers | No Progress With Okeafor

Tue, 18 Mar 2003 05:45:28 -0800

Updating previous reports, Matt Maiocco for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the agent for San Francisco 49ers DE Chike Okeafor said he spoke with the team Monday, but the sides have not entered into serious negotiations. Okeafor is expected to meet with 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson this week.

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49ers | Looking at Boller

Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:34:27 -0800

Matt Gambill, of All Pro Scouting, has informed KFFL that San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson was on hand for QB Kyle Boller’s (California) workout on Thursday.

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49ers | Yarber Hiring Official

Mon, 24 Feb 2003 11:35:16 -0800

49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have announced the official hiring of Eric Yarber as wide receivers coach. Yarber was most recently a member of 49ers coach Dennis Erickson’s staff at Oregon State.

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49ers | Beake Retained

Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:48:15 -0800

Associated Press reports the San Francisco 49ers have retained Chris Beake, who will become an offensive assistant coach under Dennis Erickson’s new staff.

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49ers | Tried to Talk with Steelers DBs Coach

Sat, 15 Feb 2003 08:56:54 -0800

The Tribune-Review reports San Francisco 49ers head coach Dennis Erickson wanted to talk to Steelers DBs coach Willy Robinson about their defensive coordinator position. However, the Steelers denied the 49ers permission to speak with him. The 49ers, as reported, have since retained Jim Mora, Jr. for the defensive coordinator position this year.

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49ers | New Coach Could Spell End For Stokes

Thu, 13 Feb 2003 04:37:27 -0800

Updating previous reports, Matt Maiocco for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports, with the hiring of head coach Dennis Erickson, San Francisco 49ers WR J.J. Stokes could be on his way out. Erickson has an affinity for speed and likes to stretch the field with his receivers, something Stokes might not be able to do anymore.

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49ers | More On Two Assistants

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 17:00:25 -0800

Cam Inman reports for the Contra Costa Times ESPN.com's John Clayton said San Francisco 49ers coach Dennis Erickson said he plans to retain offensive line coach Pat Morris and quarterbacks coach Ted Tollner. Both are still under contract with the 49ers.

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49ers | Erickson Talks About Offense

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 16:56:50 -0800

Updating previous stories, Bloomberg reports San Francisco 49ers new head coach Dennis Erickson vows to impliment an explosive offense. That should make WR Terrell Owens happy to hear. Owens has shown frustration in the past with the team's offense.

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49ers | More On Their Assistants

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 16:54:09 -0800

Updating an earlier story, 49ers.com reports San Francisco 49ers coach Dennis Erickson said he will meet with the remaining coaches on the 49ers staff. He also said that he plans on bringing some of his Oregon State staff with him, although who and how many remains to be seen. “I’m not on any kind of ego trip,” said Erickson. “I’m here to do what’s best for our players and our organization.

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49ers | Knapp To Stay

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 16:52:34 -0800

49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers will retain offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, according to new coach Dennis Erickson.

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49ers | Erickson to Begin Looking Team Over

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 12:25:23 -0800

San Francisco 49ers new head coach Dennis Erickson said he plans to visit with the team’s existing coaches and begin to figure out what he wants to do with the coaching staff in the next four to five days. He noted that the team has some very good coaches already on staff.

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49ers | Erickson Introduced as Head Coach

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 12:24:46 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers officially introduced new head coach Dennis Erickson during a Wednesday afternoon press conference.

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Bills | Today The Day For LeBeau?

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 08:51:23 -0800

Bengals.com reports the Buffalo Bills expect some kind of definitive word Wednesday one way or the other about former Bengals coach Dick LeBeau signing on as a defensive coach, now that Dennis Erickson has been named head coach in San Francisco. An option to go to the Bears will no longer exist for LeBeau since their defensive coordinator, Greg Blache, is staying with the Bears.

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Saints | Riley Likes Oregon State

Wed, 12 Feb 2003 05:02:44 -0800

The New Orleans Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints assistant Mike Riley would like to succeed Dennis Erickson as the new head coach at Oregon State. Riley made his feelings known Tuesday to Oregon State athletic director Bob DeCarolis. “Everything is premature until I get a chance to talk seriously with Bob,” Riley said. “But I’m interested, there’s no doubt about it.”

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Panthers | Mora Jr. Update

Tue, 11 Feb 2003 17:57:07 -0800

The Charlotte Observer the hiring of coach Dennis Erickson by the San Francisco 49ers may open the door for the Carolina Panthers to hire 49ers defensive coordinator Jim Mora Jr as their defensive coordinator. Mora Jr. also was a candidate for the 49ers head coaching job. Mora is believed to be the leading candidate to replace Jack Del Rio, who became the Jacksonville Jaguars head coach.

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Jets | Cottrell Moves On

Tue, 11 Feb 2003 13:08:27 -0800

New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell issued the following statement Tuesday, after the 49ers decided not to hire him as head coach, "I was informed today by Terry Donahue that they have decided to hire Dennis Erickson as the next San Francisco 49ers head coach. While it is obviously disappointing, I would like to thank Dr. York, Mr. Donahue and the entire San Francisco 49ers staff for their professionalism throughout the interviewing process. I wish them the best of luck as they prepare for the 2003 season."

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