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San Francisco 49ers Fire Head Coach Mike Nolan

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No link yet.  Breaking news on ESPN.com reports Mike Nolan has been fired this evening.  No immediate word on his successor yet.  MUCH more to follow on this huge news.

Also the Jay Glazer link here: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/8700048/49ers-make-Nolan-latest-coaching-casualty

Barrows joins in the confirmation.

Mike Singletary has been named head coach and it sounds like more than an interim job as they're working on a new contract for him.

EDITOR'S UPDATE 6:53PM: John Clayton gives his thoughts on Mike Singletary -- a calculated gamble.