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Sonny Dykes Praises Quinton Patton, Harbaugh to Golf with Anquan Boldin, Kaepernick’s Mechanics

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Each weekday morning, 49ers.com reviews the most newsworthy and engaging content from around the web involving the 49ers and the NFL. We seek it out, so you don't have to.

Each weekday morning, 49ers.com reviews the most newsworthy and engaging content from around the web involving the 49ers and the NFL. We seek it out, so you don't have to. 

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1. Endless Enthusiasm


Remember when Quinton Patton showed up in the Bay Area right after he was drafted? That story isn't going anywhere any time soon... Patton's passion for football was evident right from the start of his NFL career. The young wide receiver's enthusiasm was also co-signed by his college coach. Sonny Dykes, the current head coach at Cal and former leader of Louisiana Tech's football program, spoke with 49ers.com about his team's upcoming home game at Levi's® Stadium. Dykes said the Friday night game against Oregon will bring the Golden Bears get closer to its South Bay fans and help the program's recruiting efforts in showcasing opportunities to play in NFL stadiums.

Dykes also raved about his former pupil and credited Patton for helping him change the culture of Louisiana Tech's football program. "He practices with great enthusiasm and showed our team that it was fun to practice hard and compete every day," Dykes said. "He wants to please. Whatever coach Harbaugh wants him to do, he’s going to do with a smile on his face. That’s why he’ll have a great career in the NFL. He’s a mix of talent and determination."

>>Patton has backed up his promise of training this offseason with his quarterback.

>>We recently evaluated the team's upcoming competition to find a No. 3 wideout.

2. Harbaugh to the Links

Speaking of Harbaugh, the 49ers coach has agreed to take part in Anquan Boldin's upcoming charity weekend, "Q-Fest." Boldin announced the news on Twitter, adding this comical thought, "Can't wait to see what his golf outfil will look like."

>>Harbaugh recently compared his new stadium's grass to Augusta National Golf Club.

>>In honor of the upcoming Masters Tournament, Niners365 compared current 49ers to competitors in this year's Masters field.

3. Kaepernick's Mechanics.

With the NFL recently releasing start dates for offseason programs, it's now known when coaches can begin working with their players. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco noted that Colin Kaepernick can begin working on his football mechanics with 49ers coaches on May 5, the beginning of Week 3 of the voluntary program. Harbaugh previously said Kaepernick is not working with a quarterbacks coach prior to the team's offseason program.

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Harbaugh praised Kaepernick for training his mind and body.

>>Harbaugh also stated that his quarterback overcame a foot injury in 2013.

4. Around the NFL

The 49ers rank dead last in the NFL this offseason... in signing players from new teams. According to NFL.com, the 49ers rank 32nd in the league with two free agent additions (Antoine Bethea and Chris Cook). The new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead the league with 17 roster additions.

>>Per ESPN's Adam Caplan, LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger will participate in all QB drills during his Wednesday pro day.

>>Seahawks tight end Zach Miller said he took a pay cut because he wanted to stay in Seattle.

 

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