49ers confirm Mike Singletary's firing

ST. LOUIS -- The question following the San Francisco 49ers' defeat Sunday was when, not if, the team would fire coach Mike Singletary.

That isn't a question any longer, either.

The 49ers announced Singletary's firing via a news release Sunday night.

Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula will coach the final game of the 2011 regular season.

More to come, obviously.