Appropriately enough, the San Francisco 49ers found some gold in them thar hills of Charlotte, N.C.
The newly-crowned NFC champions are now headed to Super Bowl LVIII after last night’s historic comeback victory against the Detroit Lions. And a big part of that win can be credited to their defensive coordinator and former Carolina Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks, who posted this interesting psalm:
After firing then-head coach Matt Rhule, the Panthers turned to Wilks—who, of course, led the team to the doorstep of an improbable NFC South title to close out the 2022 campaign. But despite a swell of support—from players, pundits and fans alike—the Charlotte native was passed over for the full-time gig in favor of Frank Reich.
Wilks, however, would go on to find some greener grass.
He helped the 49ers overcome a 17-point deficit at the break on Sunday, nearly orchestrating a second-half shutout of the explosive Detroit offense en route to the win.
So, yeah, you could probably say he’s currently on to something better.