From: Chicago Tribune
As Mike Singletary takes over as interim head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, a couple of his former defensive line teammates say they would relish working on his staff as assistant coaches. “Mike told me that if he ever became a head coach, I would be his defensive line coach,” Steve McMichael said Wednesday. “He knows how much time I spent in the film room and that I knew how that translates to the field. We were family. We always think of each other as family, and we’re willing to help.” Richard Dent, Super Bowl XX most valuable player, is the Bears’ career leader in sacks with 124 1/2.
“I look forward to seeing Mike do well,” Dent said. “There’s a possibility of me joining him. It’s something we’ve talked about. I know how to teach what I do, if the opportunity comes about, we’ll take a look at it.” McMichael and Dent were outstanding players, which doesn’t guarantee success as coaches. “Maybe they should just call us consultants so each defensive lineman could have us as a mentor,” McMichael said with a laugh.
“If those kids out there listen to [Singletary] about how to come out of the locker room ready for a football game, they will become better players. That’s the beginning of winning right there.”