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PODCAST: Is The San Diego Chargers Head Coaching Job A Good Job?

John Gennaro explores why a head coaching candidate would be interested in taking over the job left vacant by Mike McCoy’s firing.

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The San Diego Chargers are interviewing some of their head coaching candidates and requesting to speak with others (Author’s note: We’re still waiting for them to interview a minority candidate and it’s entirely possible that the two that they have asked to speak with won’t speak with them), which leads to an important question:

Who would want to be the head coach of the Chargers?

You don’t know where you’re going to live, long-term, and your players have admitted that the lack of security is bothering them.

Outside of Joey Bosa, most of the players on the roster can be described as replaceable, near retirement, or injury-prone.

You have no say over the offense, which the team is rumored to be leaving in the hands of Ken Whisenhunt and the current offensive staff.

AND(!) you have no say over the roster, which is under the control of either GM Tom Telesco or President of Football Operations John Spanos (the owner’s son).

This doesn’t add up to a super-attractive position, especially when you add in that the Chargers are known for paying below market-rate for their head coaches and assistant coaches.

I explained in a little greater detail on today’s Generally Speaking podcast:

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