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Boston College Football: Steve Logan Joins San Francisco Staff

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Former offensive coordinator joins the 49ers as quarterbacks coach for new 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula.

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Former Boston College offensive coordinator Steve Logan will join the San Francisco 49ers under new head coach Jim Tomsula this season, per multiple reports. Logan announced his return to coaching after a four-year hiatus via an interview on WRAL earlier this week, according to ESPN.

A longtime head coach of East Carolina, Logan came to Boston College in 2007 to serve as the offensive coordinator under Jeff Jagodzinski. Jagodzinski and Logan helped lead the Eagles to  back-to-back ACC Championship games in '07 and '08. After Jagodzinski was fired by athletic director Gene DeFillippo for interviewing for the New York Jets head coaching position, Frank Spaziani chose not to retain Logan as his offensive coordinator.

Logan had previously coached with Jagodzinski at ECU, and as head coach, he led the Pirates to an 11-1 record in 1991. That year, ECU defeated NC State in the Peach Bowl to finish with its first ever top 10 ranking.

In 2009, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired longtime head coach Jon Gruden and promoted Raheem Morris. Morris hired Jagodzinski in January of that year as his offensive coordinator. Jags in turn hired Steve Logan as his running backs coach. Morris fired Jags in September before the start of the season after concerns about his ability to communicate plays in a timely manner to the huddle. Logan stayed on as a positional coach until the team fired the entire staff after the 2011 season.

Though Logan is best remembered in these parts for his time with Matt Ryan and Chris Crane in '07 and '08, he spent substantial time in NFL Europe prior to arriving at the Heights. He was the offensive coordinator in 2006 of the Rhein Fire after serving time with the Amsterdam Admirals. Logan coached with Jim Tomsula in Europe, fostering the relationship that's drawn him out from under a four-year hiatus.

Logan now steps into a role with the 49ers as the quarterbacks coach to Colin Kaepernick. Logan, a spread-style offensive coach with Jagodzinski at Boston College, talked about his QB1 by speaking how he's willing to use the strength of his running game as a focal point, not a bailout point. The previous regime reportedly played down Kaepernick's skills and opted to make him a more pocket-style quarterback, something Logan is looking to shy away from as the team looks to get back to winning form.

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In other coaching news, Ohio State running backs coach Stan Drayton joined the staff of the Chicago Bears in the same capacity. In a preview of potential candidates, wide receivers coach Zach Smith was mentioned as a good candidate for the Eagles job. Drayton likewise would've been an interesting fit given his connection to Steve Addazio through Urban Meyer. With Drayton leaving, it'll be interesting to see what happens, if anything, with the rest of the Buckeyes staff.

Of teams left looking for assistant coaches, Boston College is one of two teams still searching for an offensive coordinator, along with Connecticut. UConn is still searching for a coach after relieving Mike Cummings of his duties following a disappointing 2014 campaign. Per The UConn Blog, Cummings remains on staff as offensive line coach.

Tennessee also had been searching for an offensive coordinator but reportedly filled that role this week. It appears Michigan sport administrator Mike DeBord will join the staff after spending the last two seasons out of football. DeBord last coached in 2012 with the Chicago Bears and last coached at the collegiate level with Michigan in 2007. These reports were filed via CoachingSearch.com.

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