Various coaching jobs will open soon. No one knows whether Jim Tomsula, coach of the 4-11 49ers, will be one of them.
“I’m going to coach until somebody tells me I’m not,” Tomsula told reporters on Monday.
Tomsula added that no one has told him he won’t be coaching. Has anyone told him that he will be?
“No,” Tomsula said. “I see people every day and we talk about, the biggest thing that I get asked is can we help? Is there anything we can do for you? Do you need anything? That’s what I get asked constantly. And quite frankly, from that end of it, they couldn’t give us any more than they’re giving us.”
Regardless, the 49ers need more. And if the front office is giving everything it can, maybe the answer is to tell Tomsula he’s not going to coach.
It will be a surprise if it happens. Tomsula was the antidote to Jim Harbaugh, the hand-picked successor for the moment they threw one of the team’s most successful coaches since Bill Walsh overboard. It will look horrible for the organization if they get rid of Tomsula after only one year.
The 49ers can’t claim that they accidentally fell in love with Tomsula during an uncanny string of interviews. They knew him. He worked for them. For eight years.
They’re getting what they wanted, and if they admit it’s not working, they’ll be admitting that they had no idea that what they wanted wouldn’t work.