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49ers fire head coach Jim Tomsula

49ers fire head coach Jim Tomsula

Jim Tomsula was fired by the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after one disappointing season, with an announcement just more than two hours after the season finale.

Elevated from his defensive line coaching duties in an unconventional, surprising promotion by CEO Jed York last January, Tomsula went 5-11 as the Niners missed the playoffs for the second straight season. They were 8-8 a year ago in then-coach Jim Harbaugh's fourth season before his "mutual" parting with the franchise, as the team described it.

York was scheduled to address the media Monday morning at Levi's Stadium, where San Francisco rallied for a 19-16 overtime victory against St. Louis in...

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