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49ers promote Jim Tomsula to head coach

49ers promote Jim Tomsula to head coach

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jim Tomsula made his modest head coaching start in NFL Europe, then landed as the 49ers' top man nearly a decade later. San Francisco promoted its longtime defensive line coach to head coach Wednesday, going with a familiar face following a national search that took more than two weeks and ended right in house. The well-liked Tomsula is set to be formally introduced Thursday in a news conference at Levi's Stadium. "I'm a football coach. I'm Jim nobody from nowhere," Tomsula said in 2010. Tomsula replaces Jim Harbaugh, who parted ways with the Niners on Dec. 28 in what the team called a "mutual decision." Harbaugh was introduced...

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