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Broncos' McCoy to Take Chargers Job

Reports are circulating Chargers have made an offer to Mike McCoy

By R. Stickney
|  Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013  |  Updated 8:21 AM PDT
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Broncos' McCoy to Take Chargers Job

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Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos

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San Diego Chargers fans have a new head coach according to the NFL.

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was in town Monday to talk to the San Diego Chargers about the vacant head coaching job.

McCoy was considered by some -- including NBC 7 San Diego’s Sports Director Jim Laslavic -- to be the front runner in the job search.

Now, he's said to be "working on a deal" with the Spanos family and the team's just-hired Chargers GM Tom Telesco.

“Some early morning drama,” said NFL.News reporter Ian Rapoport.

“[Chargers] were looking for someone to fix Philip Rivers and it seems like they think Mike McCoy is the guy to do that,” Rapoport said.

An ESPN insider reported that McCoy has informed the Broncos he's taking the job.

NBCSports quoted a CBS Sports writer as saying McCoy was "nearing a deal" and NFL news said two of their reporters were told the same.

NBC affiliate KUSA also quotes "league sources" as confirming the report.

Another Tweet from a Broncos family member congratulated the offensive coach for his new gig saying he's "a great coach who can win with many different players."

Erich Schubert, Broncos Media Relations Coordinator, told NBC 7 San Diego he had heard of the reports but could not confirm them referring us to the Chargers.

Chargers communication staff members have not yet returned calls.

At 40, McCoy is the same age as Telesco and is the youngest of the Chargers coaching candidates.

While with the Broncos for four seasons, McCoy got the most out of quarterback Kyle Orton, then Tim Tebow, and worked well this season with Peyton Manning.

McCoy is in demand and was expected to talk with the Eagles, the Bears and the Cardinals

He was quoted on the Chargers website as saying he loved Qualcomm Stadium and the basic values of the organization.

"The great thing is it’s a family run business. I’m big into family," McCoy told the team's website. "There’s an open door policy for everyone to feel welcome and open to come enjoy the environment that we’re all in this together.”

Bruce Arians was scheduled to meet with the Chargers on Wednesday.

When Telesco was hired Jan. 9, Spanos showered the former Colts VP of Operations with praise saying, "He knows how to build a winning football team."

Former head coach Norv Turner and ex-GM A.J. Smith were fired after the team ended the season with a 7-9 record.
 

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