With Morriss leaving Baylor after the 2007 season, Singletary appeared to be the leading candidate for his replacement, and expressed interest in the job.Singletary instantly made a statement in San Francisco by sending tight end Vernon Davis to the locker room with more than 10 minutes remaining in his head coaching debut, a 34-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on October 26, 2008.
He also recorded 7 interceptions and 12 fumble recoveries.
In a game against the Denver Broncos in 1990 he had a personal-best performance when he recorded 10 solo tackles and 10 assists.
Singletary later pursued a career as a coach, first as a linebackers coach for the Baltimore Ravens, then as the linebackers coach for the San Francisco 49ers. Worthing High School in Houston, and he was a star football player there.
He was the team's interim head coach in 2008, and coached the 49ers until he was fired in 2010. Singletary attended college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Davis was penalized 15 yards for slapping Seattle safety Brian Russell after a reception.
In a post-game press conference, Singletary called Davis' actions "uncoachable" and said that he would rather play with a 10-man squad than have to deal with an apathetic 11-man squad.
(The award has since been changed to a national quarterback trophy.) At 6 ft 0 in (230 lbs (104 kg), Singletary became a starter in the Chicago Bears lineup in the seventh game of his rookie season (1981).
In a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, his third as a starter, Singletary put on a remarkable defensive performance recording 10 tackles and forcing a fumble.
Michael "Mike" Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former professional football player.
He is currently the linebacker coach and assistant head coach for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.
(For the same reason, the nickname would later be given to Reggie White.) He led the Bears to a 15-1 season in 1985.