Greg Roman, who helped Stanford produce a pair of Heisman Trophy runners-up over the past two seasons, will follow his boss a few miles down the road.
New 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hired Roman as his offensive coordinator Friday, sources told The Mercury News. The 49ers have yet to confirm the announcement.
Roman spent 13 seasons as an NFL assistant before joining Harbaugh’s Stanford staff in 2009. He has never been a coordinator at any level — at least by title — but his wide-ranging job description at Stanford demonstrates the influence he had in the Cardinal’s offensive success and creativity. He was listed most recently as the associate head coach / assistant head coach offense / tight ends / offensive tackles coach.
In that role, he helped Andrew Luck emerge as one of top players in the nation. Luck led the Pac 10 in quarterback rating, total offense, passing yards and touchdown passes.