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Jim Tomsula | Defensive Lineman

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (46) / 4/14/1968
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Profootballtalk reports 49ers DL coach Jim Tomsula is the early favorite to replace Jim Harbaugh as San Francisco's head coach in 2015.
Mike Holmgren is another name mentioned by PFT's Mike Florio. GM Trent Baalke tried to hire Bill Parcells for the job before giving it to Harbaugh, indicating age isn't a concern. Tomsula, however, has long been linked to the job. He's been in San Francisco for eight seasons now, has the respect of the players, and most importantly (in Baalke's eyes) is unlikely to have the ego of Harbaugh. Tomsula was linked to the Vikings' and Browns' head-coaching openings last winter. Dec 10 - 9:07 AM

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The Browns did "background work" on 49ers DL coach Jim Tomsula last week, and ESPN's Bill Williamson reports Tomsula "potentially could become a candidate" for Cleveland's head-coaching vacancy.

Tomsula received an interview for the Vikings' head-coaching job earlier in January, but wasn't a finalist. The Browns' coaching search seems to be going nowhere fast, with no candidate emerging from the crowd. Tomsula does have some head-coaching experience, serving as the Niners' interim head man for a single game after Mike Singletary's 2010 firing.
Jan 20 - 1:22 PM

The Vikings will interview 49ers DL coach Jim Tomsula for their head-coaching vacancy Saturday.

Tomsula has been the 49ers' DL coach for the past seven seasons. He served as interim head coach for the final game of the 2010 season after Mike Singletary was fired and led San Francisco to a 38-7 win over the Cardinals. Tomsula has also been the head coach of the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe back in the day. The Vikings are also interviewing 49ers OC Greg Roman Saturday.
Jan 11 - 9:48 AM

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