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Golden Nuggets: Another Jim Bites the Dust

Monday, January 4, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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So here we are again for the second offseason in a row saying sayonara to another head coach. When Jim Harbaugh and Jed York decided to "mutually part ways", we all know the only thing mutual about that was they probably both hated each others guts at the end. Now that Jim Tomsula has also been released by the 49ers just one year later, it seems like the fan base is releasing a collective sigh of relief.

Now it's clear that Tomsula was the nicest person in the world (as Joan in payroll will attest to), but the biggest problem was probably that he was a little too nice. This year's 5-11 team (I'm still surprised by the 5 wins) never seemed to have that edge or killer instinct to win, didn't have enough experience and made too many mistakes, and just lacked the right amount of talent to do well enough on the field. These are the same qualities that you can probably use to describe Jim Tomsula and it wasn't a coincidence that it all added up to disastrous results.

So now the head coaching search has earnestly begun and it looks like this one will be the Trent Baalke show:

I will be glad to be rid of Geep Chryst too, because well we all saw the offensive offense on the field this year. I have mixed feelings on Mangini because even if he doesn't deserve to stick around I honestly think he's the one person who can talk his way into keeping his job. There's only one coach I would want to stay and that's Tom Rathman. In spite of the disastrous injuries at the position, somehow he managed to keep his RB unit productive using league castoffs and retreads. But now the serious (and entertaining) work of finding a new field general begins and it's going to be another interesting off-season for us. Enjoy!


Official Press Release | 49ers Relieve Jim Tomsula of Head Coaching Duties (49ers)

One last bit of Tomsulery: 49ers win in OT, fall two draft spots, fire head coach (BASG)

To anyone who didn't think Jim Harbaugh was subtweeting the 49ers before (BASG)

San Francisco 49ers fire coach Jim Tomsula (Rosenthal)

49ers relieve Jim Tomsula of head coaching duties (Maiocco)

49ers announce Jim Tomsula out as coach (Inman)

Firing of 49ers' Jim Tomsula was a simple inevitability (Purdy)

Jim Tomsula has left the building; what will 49ers do now? (SJMN)

One year after pushing out Jim Harbaugh, 49ers fire Jim Tomsula (Yahoo)

So There Was A Game...

Instant Replay: 49ers end 2015-16 season with win over Rams (Maiocco)

Final: 49ers rally to defeat Rams, finish 5-11 for worst record since 2007 (Inman)

49ers go out a winner in overtime (PFT)

Dawson kicks 23-yard winning field goal, 49ers beat Rams (AP)

What We Learned from 49ers vs. Rams (49ers)

Jarryd Hayne not used on offence as 49ers finish season with overtime win against St Louis Rams (FOX AUS)

Kaepernick watches finale from 49ers' sideline (Maiocco)

Season Results

Five questions facing the San Francisco 49ers this offseason (Gutierrez)

49ers end up with No. 7 pick in April's NFL draft (Inman)

49ers' Bowman leads NFL in tackles in first season back (Maiocco)

49ers notebook: Gabbert plans to be starter in 2016 (Inman)

49ers' Davis addresses status after Tomsula firing (CSN)