49ers assistant leaves for college job

January 27, 2012, 4:16 pm
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The band is not staying together, after all.Former NFL wide receiver Bobby Engram, who served last season with the 49ers as an offensive assistant, was named wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday.Engram was hired by new Pitt coach Paul Chryst, whose brother, Geep, is 49ers quarterbacks coach."Bobby Engram is an outstanding addition to our staff," Chryst said in a statement. "I'm really excited that our players will have the opportunity to learn and benefit from Bobby's tremendous experience and knowledge of the game. He will be a great teacher on the field and make an even greater impact on our players off the field."Engram played 14 NFL seasons with Chicago, Seattle and Kansas City. He totaled 650 receptions for 7,751 yards and 35 touchdowns.He entered the NFL coaching ranks last season with the 49ers in an entry-level position. He mostly assisted 49ers receivers coach John Morton.When asked this week whether he planned to keep the coaching staff intact, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said, "Absolutely. It's a well-coached team. And a team that plays their hearts out. So, very pleased on both of those foundations of our team and want to keep the band together."