Tag Archives: Jim Tomsula

Jim Tomsula says Isaac Sopoaga is thriving at “nose guard” this season

SANTA CLARA — Here’s what Jim Tomsula said on Monday about his starting “nose guard,” Isaac Sopoaga. I also included a Tomsula quote at the bottom on nose guards in general. Q: Isaac Sopoaga at nose – is that where he’s most comfortable? TOMSULA: “Yeah. There’s a lot more technique at the nose guard position […]

Jim Tomsula: “I begged to get Ray McDonald here.”

SANTA CLARA — Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula sat down in the press trailer and spoke to a group of Bay Area reporters for an entire hour about all kinds of things this Monday. I’ll post a few excerpts of that interview for your enjoyment. Here’s what he said about defensive tackle Ray McDonald. Q: […]

Practice patterns

SANTA CLARA – The third practice of training camp started nearly an hour ago. Now that I’ve seen three, I’d like to share some trends I’ve noticed. The big activity to begin practice is special teams, and Ted Ginn has returned most of the kickoffs so far. Coach Jim Tomsula works with the defensive line […]

Firewood-cutting Tomsula can flat-out coach

Tomsula, allergic to glad-handing, was never hired by a friend or former colleague in his four stops in NFL Europe. He earned his positions by word of mouth — you know, man, that guy can really coach.

Four coaches will be retained, but will Alex Smith?

When asked about being a first-year NFL coach and dealing with the uncertainty regarding the league’s labor situation, Harbaugh busted out one of his mottos, coming, perhaps, to a T-shirt near you, “All obstacles can and must be overcome.”

Praise of Tomsula highlights Singletary’s failings

In the aftermath of their 38-7 beatdown of Arizona in Sunday’s season finale, the Niners continued to heap praise on gregarious interim coach Jim Tomsula, who created a looser atmosphere and, his players say, a better team in his seven full days on the job.

The week with Jim Nobody from Nowhere

From a reporter’s perspective, this week with 49ers interim coach Jim Tomsula, 42, has been a bit different from the previous 16 weeks with his predecessor, Mike Singletary.

Alex Smith will start; Willis will miss first career game

The last big decision of Mike Singletary’s 40-game tenure was his choice of quarterbacks for last week’s must-win game at St. Louis. Singletary chose Troy Smith. And last week’s backup conceded today that he wasn’t thrilled when Singletary gave him the news.

49ers fire Mike Singletary

After the latest sloppy loss in a 5-10 season that began with division-title hopes, 49ers coach Mike Singletary was fired Sunday night shortly after the team’s flight returned home from a 25-17 defeat to the Rams.