Mike McDaniel is in his third season with the 49ers and second as the run game coordinator. He previously served as the team's run game specialist in 2017.
In 2018, while working with running backs coach Robert Turner Jr., McDaniel helped guide the 49ers ground game as the team rushed for 1,902 yards and seven touchdowns on 423 carries. San Francisco's 118.9 rushing yards per game ranked 13th in the NFL and seventh in the NFC in 2018. RB Matt Breida led the team with 153 carries for 814 yards (5.3 average) and three touchdowns. His 5.3 average yards per carry ranked fourth in the NFL in 2018 and was the highest rushing average by a 49ers running back (minimum 100 carries) since 2006 (RB Frank Gore – 5.4 average). Additionally, FB Kyle Juszczyk earned Pro Bowl honors for the third consecutive season.