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The San Francisco 49ers have promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to be the teams new head coach and replace Jim Harbaugh. Per ESPN:

Jim Tomsula, who has been the Niners' defensive line coach since 2007, was promoted to succeed Jim Harbaugh, the team announced Wednesday. Tomsula, who was the interim head coach at the end of 2010 after Mike Singletary was fired, led the team to a win in its final game of the season.

In tabbing a popular locker room figure in Tomsula, though, the Niners figure to lose defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who interviewed for the job on Dec. 30. The Niners' defense was its strength in an up-and-down 8-8 season last year, ranking fifth in the league in total defense.
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