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Musgrave, Pagac, Singletary nab Vikes jobs

Musgrave, Pagac, Singletary nab Vikes jobs

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Vikings have hired Bill Musgrave as their offensive coordinator and Fred Pagac to run their defense, the team announced Wednesday.

Report: 49ers to pursue Harbaugh

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers will make their pitch to Stanford's Jim Harbaugh to replace Mike Singletary next week, sources told the San Francisco Chronicle.

49ers owner: Singletary's job safe

LONDON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers owner John York said Tuesday he's still committed to Coach Mike Singletary despite the team's disappointing 1-6 start.

COL BKB: Texas Tech 69, Jacksonville 64

LUBBOCK, Texas, March 20 (UPI) -- Brad Reese notched 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday as Texas Tech downed Jacksonville 69-64 in a second-round National Invitational Tournament game.

COL BKB: Texas Tech 99, Washington 92 (OT)

LUBBOCK, Texas, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- John Robertson scored eight of his 25 points in overtime Thursday, bringing Texas Tech a 99-92 win over 10th-ranked Washington.
Smith to start at quarterback for 49ers

Smith to start at quarterback for 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- San Francisco 49ers Coach Mike Singletary said Monday Alex Smith will start at quarterback, replacing Shaun Hill.
Singletary chooses Hill as quarterback

Singletary chooses Hill as quarterback

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- San Francisco Coach Mike Singletary announced Monday that Shaun Hill would quarterback the 49ers in their season opener Sept. 13.

NFL: San Francisco 27, Washington 24

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Joe Nedney's 39-yard field goal as time expired Sunday gave the San Francisco 49ers a 27-24 victory over the Washington Redskins.
Report: 49ers to hire Mike Singletary

Report: 49ers to hire Mike Singletary

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers plan to hire interim head coach Mike Singletary on a full-time basis, a source told the Sacramento Bee.

Reporter's gaffe becomes video sensation

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A Fox Sports reporter apparently had some explaining to do after she asked 49ers Coach Mike Singletary about talking to his mentor Bill Walsh, who is dead.

Singletary becomes coach of the 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The San Francisco 49ers introduced Mike Singletary as the team's new coach Tuesday, one day after Mike Nolan was fired.

Mike Nolan reported fired by 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- San Francisco Coach Mike Nolan reportedly has been fired by the 49ers, who have lost their last four games.
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Mike Singletary
San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Singletary gives directions during play against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on December 28, 2008. Following the 49ers 27-24 win over the Redskins, the team announced they had signed Singletary to a four year contract. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Michael "Mike" Singletary (born October 9, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is currently the linebackers coach and Assistant head coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. After playing college football for the Baylor Bears, Singletary was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2nd round of the 1981 NFL Draft and was known as "The Heart of the Defense" for the Chicago Bears' Monsters of the Midway in the mid-1980s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998. Singletary alter pursued a career as a coach, and worked as a linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens. He then became the linebackers coach for the San Francisco 49ers. Singletary later became the team's interim-head coach in 2008, and coached the 49ers until he was fired in 2010.

After playing high school football at Evan E. Worthing High School in Houston, Singletary attended college at Baylor University located in Waco, Texas. At Baylor, Singletary earned All-America honors in both junior (1979) and senior (1980) years, where he averaged 15 tackles per game and established a team record with 232 tackles in 1978, including 34 in a game against the University of Houston. During Singletary's senior season of 1980, Baylor won 10 games for the only time in school history.

Singletary was the only college junior to be selected to the All-Southwest Conference Team of the 1970s. Singletary was a two-time recipient of the Davey O'Brien Memorial Trophy which was awarded to the most outstanding player in the Southwest Conference. Singletary lettered four years. He had 97 tackles as a freshman, 232 (a school record) as a sophomore, then 188 and 145. The total, 662, set a school record. In 1978 he had 35 tackles in a game against Arkansas, 31 against Ohio State. He was all- Southwest Conference three years and All-America two years. In 1979 and 1980 he won the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the outstanding player in the Southwest. (The award has since been changed to a national quarterback trophy.) In 1980 he helped Baylor to the Southwest Conference championship.

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