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Chargers reportedly hiring Kevin Koger to coach tight ends

Koger played tight end for Michigan from 2008-2011.

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Head coach Brandon Staley continues to round out the rest of his staff with the latest addition reportedly being former Michigan tight end and Green Bay Packers offensive quality control coach Kevin Koger. Koger is expected to coach the team’s tight ends, per ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky.

Koger spent four years with the Wolverines from 2008-2011 after having an All-American high-school career. Following the 2011 season, he sustained a torn achilles during a workout and eventually went undrafted in that April’s draft. After spending one year coaching at the high-school level, he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at his alma mater. In 2016, he was hired to coach wide receivers and be the special teams coordinator for Eastern Kentucky University, a mid-major program at the FCS level.

After the past two years of being in Green Bay, Koger’s likely ecstatic to head out west to enjoy some warmer weather.

Koger’s experience with the Shanahan system, which the Packers run under head coach Matt LaFleur, is likely something that played a role in him landing with the Chargers. We know there will be similar concepts in the Chargers’ new offense as 49ers quarterbacks coach Shane Day was also hired by the Bolts last week. Obviously he worked under San Francisco head coach, Kyle Shanahan, so there’s the biggest hint at what to expect offensively in 2021.