Mike Hopkins, current Syracuse assistant, and presumed successor to Jim Boeheim has had his name associated with many coaching vacancies over the years. A few years ago he wisely turned down a chance to coach St. Bonaventure.
Now, Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer is reporting that Charlotte has contacted Hopkins about the 49ers's head coaching job
It's hard to imagine Hopkins leaving when he's basically been named the coach-in-waiting at Syracuse. Then again, it's hard to imagine Jim Boeheim going anywhere any time soon. Maybe it's me, but I can't see Jim being content to shovel snow all winter long (although it would be fun to see him yell at plow drivers about poor calls) so you can't rule Hopkins leaving out completely. I mean other than Gilligan and Bernie Fine, no one wants to be second banana forever.
I'm sure this will sort itself out quickly, in the meantime here's Hop talking to the uber-creepy Manchild a couple of years ago right after Daryl Gross denied there is a formal agreement for Hopkins to take over, but then declared "Mike is my next coach." Thanks for that Doc.
And if the coaching thing falls apart, Mike can always turn to fund raising, here he is helping out the kidney foundation.
H/t to Kevin Humphrey