I appreciate your posts and understand more about him then I did before reading about him. One of the reasons I come to the huddle is getting info from others.
If we go that direction I hope you are right. My preference though would be getting a guy with head coach experience who was at least somewhat successful at the NFL level. I used to be on the Gruden bandwagon until I found out he was disliked by almost all of his players which is not a formula for success in the NFL. Still I think there are other guys out there who deserve a second shot much like Belicheck did after Cleveland.
my first preference is that rivera gets things miraculously turned around and gets his house in order. a coaching change should be a last resort.unfortunately, esp. with a new GM coming in, i don't think that rivera sticking around is likely to happen.
my second choice is a belichek type deal where someone comes in with NFL HC experience. i want that guy to be relevant and progressive minded, though. of course it's easy to find that kind of guy, right? or.....a college HC with a lot of NFL experience as a player and/or coach like harbaugh. i think it's crucial for the guy to know how to manage a team as an HC right off the bat and if he knows the NFL then all the better.
my least favorite choice is an OC or DC without HC experience. sure...it could work out great and there's a lot of examples of HCs who did that and were just fine, but just as many times that fails. probably more. if we do go the coordinator route i hope it's with an OC. DCs have a tendency to play it safe.
i have stated many times before that i don't want an HC without NFL experience, but i think that chip kelly is an exceptional coach with whom it won't matter. he's a one of a kind, but you aren't going to know that unless you (not specifically you) get past these labels of "gimmick offense" "spread offense" or whatever labels we lazily throw out to classify people. it's really interesting seeing what all goes into not just his offense (it's not as simple as people make it out to be and it wouldn't be easy for NFL defenses to stop, either), but in his approach to play calling and team building and management.
one thing i would throw out, based on what i've seen about the way he builds a team and what he expects and counts on is that our first pick next year would be whatever OT was the best pick. there would be an overhaul of the Oline because most of the success of his offense depends on the OLine and is built around it.