49ers to face former coach in NFC title game
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By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Mike Nolan's 3½-year tenure as coach for the San Francisco 49ers offered few highlights on the field.
An 18-37 record before a mid-season firing in 2008. No playoff berths for a franchise used to winning championships. A parade of offensive coordinators unable to develop Alex Smith at quarterback.
Yet to call Nolan's run in San Francisco a complete failure would clearly miss the ...
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