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49ers name Tomsula head coach

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers will stay in- house for Jim Harbaugh's successor. The team announced Wednesday that longtime defensive line coach Jim Tomsula has been elevated to the head coach's post vacated by Harbaugh's tumultuous departure for the University of Michigan. Tomsula has been a Niners assistant since 2007 and worked under three head coaches...

NFL Matchup - Detroit at Dallas

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
NFL Matchup - Detroit at Dallas Detroit Lions:== Sep 8 - W vs. NY Giants, 35-14== Sep 14 - L at Carolina, 7-24== Sep 21 - W vs. Green Bay, 19-7== Sep 28 - W at NY Jets, 24-17== Oct 5 - L vs. Buffalo, 14-17== Oct 12 - W at Minnesota, 17-3== Oct 19 - W vs. New Orleans, 24-23== Oct 26 - W at Atlanta...

Extra Points: The copying ceases on 'Black Monday'

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL is almost universally regarded as a "copycat league" and for the most part that sentiment is true. When it comes to Xs and Os, plagiarism is certainly an accepted part of professional football and imitation is truly the sincerest form of flattery in the coaching ranks. "We are a copycat league, you bet," NFL head of football operations Troy...

Report: Harbaugh leaving 49ers to coach Michigan

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - It appears Jim Harbaugh is ready to return to the college ranks, this time at his alma mater. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports Harbaugh will be introduced as the head football coach at the University of Michigan on Tuesday. Currently the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh will guide his team in Sunday's season finale, at home against...

Harbaugh out as 49ers coach

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jim Harbaugh is out as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers after four seasons. That much is certain. The only question remaining is where he goes next, with all signs pointing to a return to college football. The 49ers and Harbaugh officially parted ways after Sunday's 20-17 win over Arizona, a move weeks in the making that the team called...

Niners put Boone, Ventrone on IR

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers have placed offensive lineman Alex Boone and safety Bubba Ventrone on injured reserve. Boone played in 15 games (14 starts) this season. The Ohio State product has appeared in 64 games (46 starts) during his career with the 49ers. Ventrone saw action in eight games this year. The special teams ace has played in 97 career...

NFL Matchup - Arizona at San Francisco

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
NFL Matchup - Arizona at San Francisco Arizona Cardinals:== Sep 8 - W vs. San Diego, 18-17== Sep 14 - W at NY Giants, 25-14== Sep 21 - W vs. San Francisco, 23-14== Sep 28 - Open== Oct 5 - L at Denver, 20-41== Oct 12 - W vs. Washington, 30-20== Oct 19 - W at Oakland, 24-13== Oct 26 - W vs....

Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury. Borland, San Francisco's leading tackler, was hurt in last week's loss to Seattle. The 49ers have already been eliminated from postseason contention. The third-round pick from Wisconsin didn't crack the starting lineup until...

San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

By Mark Ross, 2 years 8 months ago
A pair of California teams with different playoff aspirations will present NFL fans with some holiday entertainment Saturday evening when the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers face off on CBS. The Chargers (8-6) desperately need a win to stay in the hunt for a Wild Card spot in the AFC, while the 49ers (7-7) have already been eliminated form postseason contention. San Diego trails...

49ers cut McDonald amid investigation

By The Sports Network, 2 years 8 months ago
Santa Clara, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco 49ers released Ray McDonald on Wednesday after police announced that the veteran defensive tackle is the suspect in a sexual assault investigation. General manager Trent Baalke said the 49ers notified McDonald and his agent that his contract was terminated. "Ray has demonstrated a pattern of poor decision-making that is no longer...