Jed York hardly took his eyes off of Jim Tomsula during his introductory press conference Thursday afternoon. York was captivated, in awe, bursting with pride.
There is something almost mystical about Tomsula. He is a father figure. He is personal. He speaks from the heart. He talks about the need for good human relationships. He talks about himself, about his 401(k). He knows Joan in payroll – she’s his financial advisor. And he knows Vilma who works at the front desk. Harbaugh may not have known who worked at the front desk.
Tomsula is a man of the people. Tomsula is the unHarbaugh.
Tomsula knows which questions not to answer but is polite about it. He hardly answered when asked about his football philosophy. Trent Baalke had to step in and talk about running the ball.
We learned about Tomsula as a man – nice man. As a coach, that’s what the season is for.