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December 22, 2006
Whither coach Singletary?

Question: I was wondering what you think the chances are of Mike Singletary leaving in the offseason for a possible head coaching job? I'm really hoping we get him back, but I know he is a good coach and might get an offer.

- Road Dog, Sacramento

Answer: Good question. My guess is that Singletary won't be getting a head coaching gig in the offseason. It's not that he's a poor candidate, but rather that there won't be many vacancies. The most likely opening is in Arizona, and Pete Carroll, Bob Stoops and Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera are believed to be the top contenders there. If Rivera leaves Chicago, though, will they want to bring in another ex-Bear to run the defense? Hmmmm.

- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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