After appearing to be the front runner for the San Francisco 49ers head coaching opening, Josh McDaniels has announced that he has taken his name out of the running for the position and will be staying in New England for the time being. 

McDaniels had been a candidate for multiple head coaching positions and had even interviewed with three different teams earlier this postseason, before emerging as the clear favorite for the San Francisco vacancy.

There had even been thought, as of a couple weeks ago, that both McDaniels and the team's director of player personnel Nick Caserio would team up to create a GM/coach tandem in the Bay Area. There also was thought around the league that McDaniels might have been given more control of the team, if he had taken the job.

Instead, McDaniels will stay on the Pats staff as offensive coordinator for the foreseeable future.

In his weekly conference call with the media Monday, the former head coach said his decision to bow out of the competition for the San Fran job was what was best for his family.

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