Once again this year, we'll keep an open thread all day on the Monday after the season to announce firings. And once again, we don't even wait until Monday to get started.
Finally making things official, the San Francisco 49ers announced right after Jim Harbaugh's postgame press conference today that they have mutually agreed to part ways with their unhappy head coach. Most rumors of course have Harbaugh taking a job at his alma mater, the University of Michigan; I assume that despite Jed York's announcement tonight, the 49ers would seek some sort of payment from any NFL team that wanted to hire him away. (Hi, Oakland.)
Monday 10:00am EST update
The New York Jets clean house, as expected, firing both head coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik.
The Atlanta Falcons have fired head coach Mike Smith; GM Thomas Dimitroff stays.
While the Falcons have engaged the services of an executive search firm to help them find a new head coach, the Bears instead will be searching for a mad scientist with a time machine so they can go back and never sign Jay Cutler to a contract extension.