No egos in San Francisco
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
As we told you back at the beginning of the month, former Washington State head coach Paul Wulff joined Jim Harbaugh's staff as an offensive assistant, and has since been buried in the new playbook getting used to the new terminology and formations while lending a hand on the field with the offensive line.
“This first week and a half I’ve just been trying to learn the scheme, the terminology. It’s pretty large right now. Like anybody, I’m learning the whole playbook so I understand. When you’re not 100 percent confident, you go a little slower and right now I’m spending a lot of my time on the field learning the script, a lot of formations and plays."
The past few months, Wulff traveled around the country visiting with different staffs. After arriving in the bay area to get started with the Niners, Wulff was very impressd with the environment that Harbaugh has created in only one season.
"They do a great job here of having everybody involved, and it’s not about who gets the credit. Everyone’s chipping in everywhere they can. It’s a big part of why I wanted to be a part of Jim’s staff. Great continuity, nobody with egos. It wasn’t about individuals.”
However, before officially accepting the position with the 49ers, Wulff explained that he had some other things to iron out..
“My No. 1 feeling all along, up until about a month and a half ago, was doing everything I can to make contacts and call coaches for all of our assistants,” Wulff told the The Spokesman-Review. “I felt them and their families got a raw deal, and I was in better shape than them, so I did everything I could to help all the coaches move on to jobs. That was very important to me, and it was the least I could do.”