On 49ers' Seely and Colts' coaching job

January, 24, 2012
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Jim Harbaugh has pushed all three of his coordinators, including special-teams coach Brad Seely, for head coaching jobs.

Looks like the Indianapolis Colts are impressed, too.

Fox Sports' Alex Marvez mentions Seely as a candidate for the head coaching vacancy in Indianapolis. The 49ers' special teams were, by just about all accounts, the NFL's best until the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Harbaugh said Monday he'd like to have all his assistant coaches return. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman previously interviewed by phone for the Penn State job.

NFL teams generally do not target special-teams coaches for head coaching vacancies, but Harbaugh's brother, John, has succeeded with Baltimore after following that path.

Seely was the special-teams coach in Cleveland for the 2009-10 seasons. The Colts' new general manager, Ryan Grigson, worked with Browns GM Tom Heckert for Philadelphia from 2004-09. That connection could help inform the Colts on Seely.

While Grigson and Heckert were with the Eagles, they watched John Harbaugh from special-teams and secondary coach to successful head coach with the Ravens. John Harbaugh coached with Philadelphia through the 2007 season.

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