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November 13, 2008
McCloughan: It wasn't Paraag

Wow. Just listened to the excellent, rapier-like interview KNBR's Brian Murphy had this AM with GM Scot McCloughan. Murph cut to the heart of the matter from Monday night's debacle in the desert, which was: Who messed up the spot-of-the-ball call that prompted Mike Martz to call a fullback dive from 2 1/2 yards out? McCloughan danced around the issue, saying that internal matters are handled inside the building and are not for public consumption. One thing he did say is that Paraag Marathe, the team's contract guru, was not responsible for the mis-read: "I can say that definitively," a weary McCloughan said of who handles down and distance. "He does not do that. He does not do that."

-- Matt 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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