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49ers to name Jim Tomsula next head coach

Welp, there ya have it. Jimmy T is the next 49ers head coach.

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Well, it has happened. Jim Tomsula has been promoted from defensive line coach to head coach as the San Francisco 49ers have reportedly told Adam Gase that they are going in a different direction. There were no reports of a formal interview, but Matt Barrows is now tweeting he has since heard there was an interview, but is unable to confirm.

I know reactions will be swift here, so site decorum is off. I am not overly enthused by the hiring, but I am going to hope for the best. Tomsula is a respected coach, but it will be interesting (to say the least) to see how he puts together his coaching staff. It comes down to networking, and I don't know if anybody knows who his guys are at this point. We'll find that in the coming days as rumors and whatnot spread.

Things certainly are getting interesting.