After an improbable postseason that ended a game away from the Super Bowl, he will need an even better offseason if he wants the success to continue.
So far, he is on the right track. Re-signing all of his key defensive free-agents and bringing in two dynamic wide receivers (Randy Moss and Mario Manningham) almost ensures that the 49ers will be contenders next season.
With the NFL draft quickly approaching, the 49ers will have the opportunity to find the last missing pieces needed to make a Super Bowl run.
Given his familiarity with the Pacific Division, it would be no surprise if he selects a few prospects he coached with and against to solidify the roster.
This slideshow will highlight the Pac-12 standouts that would fit right into the 49ers' 2012 lineup.