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Tom Coughlin meeting with the 49ers today

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 13: New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin shakes hands with San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh after their game at Candlestick Park on November 13, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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The Tom Coughlin chase is heating up.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the former Giants coach is meeting with the 49ers today, a day after his interview with the Eagles.

It’s a whirlwind schedule for the 69-year-old Coughlin, who hasn’t worked on the West Coast previously.

It will be interesting to watch this develop, as the two sides don’t seem like an ideal pair. There is the Bill Parcells link as Florio mentioned yesterday, and Coughlin brings the kind of credibility 49ers owner Jed York craves.

But it’s hard to look at their current roster and the state of the NFC West and think the 49ers are ready for an immediate turnaround, which might make it more of a long-term process than Coughlin is ready for or best-suited to undertake.