As for Scott McCloghan leaving the team, I posted this on the Pro FB pg. & although repeating posts isn't my habit, I think it's relevant here:
See what happens when you say you want draft Tim Tebow?
Jed York, youngest GM in waiting in the NFL, has already assumed most of the mgmt. & admin. responsibilities of the franchise. Maybe this will complete that process. Unlike other 2nd generation owners in the league he actually is getting some hands on experience in the real NFL including the draft, can't say the same for Mark Davis in Oakland or Stephen Jones in Dallas, who won't be anything more than placeholders until their fathers are 6 ft. under.
The 9ers pulled out of their downward spiral last yr. with dramatic defensive improvements (from almost dead last in points given up in 08 to 3rd vs. the rush in 09) & a whole new attitude imparted from Singletary, not bad for a team who didn't have their top draft pick signed & on the field until mid-October. With the departure of many pay me or say goodbye FA superstars in Zona, the complete rebuilding in Seattle & the joke that is the Rams under new ownership, right now the 9ers are the most stable team in the division & s/b the favorite to win it this season.