June 30, 2022

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Packers travel out West to play the 49ers

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Packers travel out West to play the 49ers

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur worked with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan in Atlanta (2015-16), Washington (2010-13) and Houston (2008-09)…Shanahan’s father, Mike Shanahan, was the head coach of Washington when LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach…Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich spent two seasons as the 49ers’ assistant offensive line coach (2017-18)…49ers offensive passing game specialist Bobby Slowik is a native of Green Bay…Green Bay players with connections to California include: WR Davante Adams (Palo Alto, Fresno State), T David Bakhtiari (San Mateo), LB Krys Barnes (Bakersfield, UCLA), Corey Bojorquez (Lakewood), (DL Kenny Clark (Rialto, UCLA), TE Josiah Deguara (Folsom), C Jake Hanson (Eureka), CB Kevin King (Oakland), TE Marcedes Lewis (Long Beach, UCLA), QB Jordan Love (Bakersfield), QB Aaron Rodgers (Chico, University of California)…California natives on the Packers’ coaching staff include offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett (Fullerton), defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery (Los Angeles)…LaFleur has worked with a number of 49ers assistant coaches, including special teams coordinator Richard Hightower (Houston, 2008; Washington 2010-13), offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel (Houston, 2008; Washington, 2011-13; Atlanta, 2015-16), assistant head coach/tight ends Jon Embree (Washington, 2010), linebackers coach Johnny Holland (Houston, 2008-09), Slowik (Washington, 2011-13), Butch Barry (Green Bay, 2020), and running backs coach Robert Turner Jr. (Washington, 2010-13; Atlanta, 2015-16)…Holland played linebacker for the Packers for seven seasons (1987-93)…Packers tight ends coach Justin Outten was on the Atlanta coaching staff with LaFleur, McDaniel and Turner Jr. …Packers inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti was on the Washington staff with LaFleur, Shanahan, Hightower, Embree and Turner Jr. …Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry’s first NFL job was with the 49ers in 2000…Packers quarterbacks/passing game coordinator Luke Getsy signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2007…Packers director of college scouting Matt Malaspina was with the 49ers from 2005-16…Embree was the head coach at Colorado in 2011-12 when Bakhtiari played for the Buffaloes…Packers outside linebackers coach Mike Smith was 49ers DL Dee Ford’s position coach in Kansas City in 2018. Additionally, Smith and 49ers wide receivers coach Wes Welker were teammates at Texas Tech…Packers assistant chief of staff Joe McKillip worked with 49ers administrative assistant to the head coach Nick Kray on the N.C. State football operations staff (2015-16)…LaFleur was the quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame when 49ers OL Mike McGlinchey was a freshman for the Fighting Irish.