Chargers Expected To Retain Mike McCoy

SATURDAY, 5:55pm: In an unexpected turn of events, it appears the Chargers will retain McCoy, according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers’ hierarchy is confident in McCoy, per Gehlken, and president of football operations John Spanos will make a final decision Monday. Spanos, Telesco and McCoy have a good working relationship, Gehlken notes. That should help McCoy’s chances. Moreover, he has the support of franchise quarterback Philip Rivers.

“Mike’s not the problem,” Rivers said Friday. “It’s not like, ‘Oh, if it was another head coach who wasn’t Mike, this team would’ve done that.’ Nah. That’s crazy. That’s a crazy assessment.”

FRIDAY, 8:40pm: Sunday’s game in Denver will be Mike McCoy‘s last as the head coach of the Chargers, multiple sources have told Alex Marvez of Fox Sports (Twitter link).

Until now, reports regarding McCoy’s lack of job security have only come in sporadically. In November, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that general manager Tom Telesco would remain with the Chargers and, if changes were going to be made in the offseason, they’d happen on the coaching staff. The first part has proven true, as CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora revealed earlier this month that Telesco was safe after signing a multiyear extension with the Chargers during the summer. Similar to Acee, La Canfora also noted that McCoy was on the hot seat.

McCoy, who joined the Chargers in 2013 with Telesco, helped the Bolts to consecutive winning campaigns (including a playoff appearance and a victory in ’13) in his first two years, but the team has taken a significant step back this season. The Chargers enter Sunday at 4-11, guaranteeing McCoy a sub-.500 mark (22-25) if his tenure with the club ends.

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  1. Carole

    This would be ridiculous, McCoy has done an outstanding job with what he’s had to work through.
    All the injuries he had this season is not his fault.
    Bad Mistake! Give him healthy players and players that want to,play and he’ll put a good team to play.

    • All teams have injuries that are disastrous, but they’ll get killed in Denver this weekend. The problems become the coaches. Especially the head coach who CANNOT motivate players.. McCoy is that coach. No fire to give to the players. He’ll be gone Monday or sooner.

    • He has no balls

  2. Cappy

    Couldn’t happen fast enough, it was Clear McCoy had no clue how to run a football team and certainly doesnt have the respect of anyone in that locker room, HIs “players have to coach themselves mentality” combined with his other standout traits, like clock management, getting control of his staff.. supposed offensive guru. has no set system for development or scheme ….has no clue how to build a foundation… the list goes on…he can go be a coordinator somewhere else..anywhere but here

  3. Carlos

    Chargers are 4-11.

  4. jtreez30

    Another stupid decision by a franchise not going any where. Just another young Norv Turner and I fully expect for him to run the Chokers deeper into the ground as did Norv.. It’s all good because they’ll just continue to be basement dwellers in whatever division they end up in when they move to LA.

    • They would probably stay in the division considering they are already in the West division.

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