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E89: Mike Nolan – Handling Media and Being a Good Soldier



Mike Nolan has been a coach in one form or another since attending the University of Oregon where he played Safety. Most notably he was the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 2005-2008, a defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and most recently the linebacker coach for the San Diego Chargers in 2015. In this episode we discuss his approach to having players and other coaches deal with media. We talk about the current state of the Packers, since Mike McCarthy was the offensive coordinator under Nolan when he was head coach for the 49ers. We share some experiences with guest speakers for teams. Mike even elaborated on some on the details surrounding his final days with the 49ers and the transition back into coaching without being in the role of head coach. We discuss the importance of being a good soldier for all team members. We even touched on the 49ers selection of Alex Smith over Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 NFL Draft.

You can find Mike on Twitter @MikeNolanNFL
Listen in on his radio shows too on Sirius Friday mornings from 7-10am “The Opening Drive” where he co-hosts with Bob Papa and 7-11pm on Saturdays with Zig Fracassi on “The End Zone”.


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