According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers are about to make defensive line coach Jim Tomsula the new head coach of the team. Feel free to pretend like you know all about Jim Tomsula and are therefore capable of determining whether this is a good or bad move.
The 46-year-old Tomsula has been the defensive line coach in San Francisco for the past eight seasons—a spot that's not usually a launching pad to a head coaching gig—and actually coached the team in 2010 after then-head coach Mike Singletary was fired with one game left to play. Before that game, he used a funny metaphor about soup:
Oh, no, no. And again, up until Monday, the only evaluation I have is on defensive lineman, front seven, defensive play, OK? And I'm a guy that through the course of my coaching career, I've held different positions, and I keep my spoon in my soup. I don't taste your soup.
Anyway, the 49ers defensive line always seems to be pretty good, and Tomsula isn't Josh McDaniels, so let's go ahead and count this as a good move for the 49ers. Good job, guys!