SANTA CLARA -- Head coach Jim Harbaugh already lost two members of his 49ers coaching staff, but it appears more likely that he won't lose either offensive coordinator Greg Roman or defensive coordinator Vic Fangio after this season.
Two of the three head coaching vacancies Roman was linked to apparently went to other candidates Thursday, and Fangio said that he hasn't had any contact with teams seeking a head coach.
Roman reportedly interviewed with Penn State on Monday. He also was linked to the head coaching vacancies for the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins.
"It's speculation," Roman said Thursday. "I'm not going to comment on rumors, water-cooler talk. I'm really focused on this game. I'm sure there's a lot of rumors floating around out there but it's really irrelevant. I'm focused on this game and beating the Panthers" on Sunday.
James Franklin was expected to accept the Penn State job, and the Redskins hired Jay Gruden on Thursday. The Vikings job remains open.
This would mark the second time that Penn State passed over Roman for its vacancy. Two years ago, Penn State opted for Bill O'Brien instead of Roman.
In other news, 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula reportedly is a candidate for the Vikings top job, along with Fangio. Neither coach is believed to have interviewed with the Vikings yet.
Harbaugh already is losing offensive line coach Tim Drevno and senior offensive assistant Paul Wulff after this season. Drevno accepted a job with Southern Cal and Wulff reportedly is headed to the University of South Florida.
Harbaugh said earlier this week that teams contacted the 49ers about the prospect of interviewing Roman, Fangio, Tomsula, and others. On Wednesday he said that he isn't worried about the process taking away from preparation for Sunday's game.
"I know our people, so their focus is right here on this game," Harbaugh said.