After today’s 37-27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Diego Chargers immediately announced that they were dismissing Head Coach Mike McCoy, who had one year remaining on his contract with the team.
Over the last two seasons under McCoy, the Chargers had gone 9-23 overall with a combined record of 1-11 against the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders.
This move does not come without some controversy, however, as ESPN’s Adam Shefter reported this morning that the team was leaning this way against the advice of General Manager Tom Telesco.
Whether the team is in San Diego or Los Angeles next season, Telesco should be the one making the decision on who the team’s next Head Coach is. However, if the ownership did not take his advice this time, why would they take it during the hiring process?
There is no word, as of yet, on how this personnel move will affect assistant coaches on the staff, such as Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Defensive Coordinator John Pagano.