In one of the least surprising moves of the 2015 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers have fired head coach Jim Tomsula after just one season in the position. The team went 5-11 under Tomsula and will be picking the top five of the 2016 NFL Draft next April.
“Jimmy has been a valuable member of the 49ers organization for the last nine years,” CEO Jed York told the team’s official website upon announcing the news. “We all know he is a man of high character, and his contributions on the field and in our community have always been greatly appreciated. This entire organization is proud and grateful to have worked so closely alongside Jimmy. We all wish him and his family great success in the future.”
It doesn’t come as a surprise to many after the turmoil there was in San Francisco this season. Many called this hiring a bad move before it even really happened after Jim Harbaugh left for Ann Arbor.
Tomsula spent nine seasons with the 49ers, eight of them as the defensive line coach. He also served as interim head coach in 2010 following Mike Singletary’s firing.
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