Samurai Mike To Replace Mike Nolan As 49ers Coach?(Update: It's Official) | Sharapova's Thigh

Sounds like Mike Nolan may be coaching his last game for the San Francisco 49ers this week against the Seattle Seahawks. According to Michael Smith, the 49ers will replace Nolan with Hall Of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary. Singeltary's been a linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens, and has held the same position along with being the assistant head coach for the 49ers since the 2005 season. He's interviewed for plenty of head coaching jobs around the league and it sounds like's finally landed one. I've just gotta say I'll be upset to see Nolan and his sharp suit look on the sidelines go. More coaches need to do that.

ESPN's Michael Smith reports that 49ers head coach Mike Nolan is "likely coaching his last game" against the Seahawks this week.
"Barring a dramatic change in course," Smith said on NFL Live, "The team is going to relieve Nolan of his coaching duties and replace him with assistant head coach Mike Singletary." It's not a shock after Nolan was nearly fired last offseason. Since Singletary figures to leave Mike Martz and the offense alone, the possible move doesn't have a huge fantasy impact.


UPDATE(10/20/8:20 PM ET) from Rotoworld:
FOXSports' Jay Glazer reports that the 49ers have decided not to wait for their Week 9 bye to fire Mike Nolan. Nolan is out as head coach effective immediately.
The Niners let the news leak out a week before they planned to take action, which would have made the entire week and next Sunday's game against Seattle a circus. Assistant head coach/linebackers Mike Singletary has agreed to step in. Nolan took over in '05 with the organization in shambles. He is a good football coach, but didn't get results after a promising 7-9 2006 campaign. His record ended up at 18-37 in four seasons. Nolan is certain to find work in 2009, probably as a defensive coordinator.
So there you have it, Samurai Mike is officially the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

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