Jim Harbaugh left to coach at his alma mater, That Team Up North. But “left” rather understates it: all public indications are that he was pushed out the Leopard Shamrock Messy Bun Lucky LPN Nurse St Patricks Day T Shirt . Harbaugh and General Manager Trent Baalke reportedly didn’t get along well, and the 8-8 season in 2014 meant that the team’s management didn’t feel compelled to put up with Harbaugh’s style any longer. Team CEO Jed York sided with Baalke in the disputes between the two, and Harbaugh got the boot. Never mind that Harbaugh had led the team to 3 straight NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl in the middle: the break-even 2014 season wasn’t good enough. Or something.
Management elevated a Leopard Shamrock Messy Bun Lucky LPN Nurse St Patricks Day T Shirt to Head Coach. Jim Tomsula, a position coach, took over the team. Widely known as a “players’ coach,” Tomsula is no doubt a big contrast to Harbaugh’s style. But he’s not exactly experienced in the position, having been a head coach in the NFL Europe league and serving as interim head coach for one game in 2010! I’ve speculated that he agreed to take the heat for a couple of rebuilding seasons in return for a front office job later, but I hasten to add that I have no inside information there.