I just finished watching the 49ers press conference today and if they were to make a sequel to Brokeback Mountain, Scot McCloughan and Mike Nolan would have the starring roles. There was so much manlove between the two I was uncomfortable. Scot played the PC role to a ‘T’ and Mike Nolan came off as arrogant, even to say at one point that, ‘I will remain the one voice, the face of the organization.’ Are you serious Mike?
After listening for an hour, it doesn’t feel like anything has changed. It seems that the situation between Nolan and Scot will continue from this point forward. Only difference is Scot is now GM. Perhaps the best question of the day was someone asked Scot is he got an extension. He said ‘yes’ then they asked Nolan the same and he said ‘no.’
One thing Scot said that made me cringe was, ‘Our friendship is going to be there forever.’ I know you want the GM and head coach to get along, but do we really need them to be BFF’s.