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San Diego Chargers Daily Links: January 11, 2016

Your daily dose of San Diego Chargers news & notes from around the web.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Telesco on extending McCoy, thoughts on 2015 season & disappointing the SD Chargers fans - Marty Caswell (video)
Chargers GM Tom Telesco on why he extended head coach Mike McCoy through 2017, why he’s not closing the door on some of the disappointing big money contract players, thoughts on the 4-12 season and why it will forever bother him to put the San Diego Chargers fans through a losing season in a pivotal year.

Trade a stadium for an education? - Michael Smolens (UT$)
Now the American Institute of Architects is suggesting the area east of Petco Park that the Chargers had been eying for a downtown stadium "presents a tremendous opportunity for mixed -use housing, education, offices, retail and hotels."

Teams would be wise to emulate Steelers - Nick Canepa (UT$)
New England is not the model. When all is said and done Belichick may well be the only coach of a dynasty to do what he did with one Hall of Fame player, Tom Brady. Call him a cheat, call him what you want. I now consider him the greatest football coach. There’s never been one like him.

Chargers Reach Contract Extension with Head Coach Mike McCoy - Ricky Henne
"For staff reasons, I think that’s always good.  We’ve been in that process since Monday of talking with coaches, whether that’s over the phone or bringing them in to visit.  I think that’s good to show we’ve got stability here, and we want to have stability here. I think that’s part of it…We want to build around Mike.  We’re very confident in him. We have a belief in him."

Top Takeaways from GM Tom Telesco's State of the Team Address - Ricky Henne
Meanwhile, the team aims to bring back tight end Antonio Gates.  The future Hall of Famer is an unrestricted free agent, but Telesco is hopeful they will come to a contract in the near future to retain his services: "We’d love to have Antonio back.  At the appropriate time, we’ll be in touch with Antonio and his agents.  We’d like him to finish here."

Comeback Season a Career Year for Danny Woodhead - Ricky Henne
Nonetheless, all of his individual success provides little comfort for Woodhead in a season in which the Bolts fell far short of their goal as a team.  He explained how his personal triumphs wouldn’t mean much to him even if the Chargers had a winning record, save for one very important stat.