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ESPN: Nolan to Be Fired After Sunday


The 49’ers at 2-5 are set to head into another direction, as ESPN is reporting that the Niners are set to fire head coach Mike Nolan after the teams next game vs the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday. The move will come as the Niners will head to their bye week after the Seattle game. The rumor is Mike Singletary, former Bears LB and assistant coach, will take over for Nolan.

“We don’t respond to speculation. We are focused on Seattle,” a Niners spokesman said Monday. Nolan and the team has been a letdown this season, as they started 2-1, but have fallen on hard times, including yesterday’s 29-17 loss to the Giants in New Jersey. The 49-year-old Nolan, in his 4th season with the club, is 18-37.

There was thought that the Niners would have a rebirth this year with Mike Noaln in as offensive coordinator. While the team is playing better on offense this season as compared to last (22.6 points per game), the team has been killed by turnovers and the play of QB J.T. O’Sullivan, who has 8 TD’s and 10 picks, and has been sacked 29 times this year and has fumbled the ball 9 times, losing the ball five times.

With Nolan as coach, the team has gone are 4-12, 7-9, 5-11 and now they are 2-5, and seem headed for another losing season. Nolan was almost canned at the end of last season, but ownership wanted to give him one last shot, and it appears that the final straw was at the Meadowlands with the team losing Sunday.

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