Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy before the game against the Denver Broncos during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Who Will be the Chargers New Offensive Coordinator?

The Chargers former offensive coordinator, Ken Whisenhunt, took a head coaching gig with the Tennessee Titans and the Chargers now are on the hunt for a new coordinator to call the plays on offense. Who will Mike McCoy want to put in place for the new job?

Current quarterbacks coach, Frank Reich, has been mentioned as the top candidate to take the job. He has been influential in helping Philip Rivers this season.
He has been in coaching since 2008, where he started as the offensive coaching staff assistant with the Indianapolis Colts. He then became the quarterbacks coach in 2009 and then flipped to become the wide receivers coach in 2011. He was let go with the rest of that Colts coaching staff after that season and then became the wide receivers coach with the Arizona Cardinals under Ken Whisenhunt last year. They were all let go after the season and he joined Whisenhunt on the Chargers staff this year. He doesn’t have any playcalling experience, but has spent plenty of time coaching. Who knows what kind of playcaller he would be.

As a player, Reich was known for the biggest comeback in playoff history. The Bills trailed 38-3, and he led the team back to a 41-38 win. He played in the Buffalo Bills K-Gun offense and could bring some of that offense over to San Diego.

If Frank Reich is not the offensive coodinator, there is another offensive mind that is already on the staff that has called plays in the past.

Mike McCoy.

Could Mike take the playcalling responsibilities back? He knew that Whisenhunt likely was a one season rental and that could give him some time to get comfortable as the head coach. He then could take back the responsibility of calling the plays this season. Is that what he ultimately wants to do?

We will have to see if the Chargers bring in some coaches for interviews. Frank Reich has been the only name mentioned at the moment and he makes a lot of sense.

Coach McCoy says that he has a list of candidates and we will know when he makes those decisions. As always, we will never know anything unless Coach McCoy decides to tell us.

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  • Mz. Sarah

    Ok ok I’ll do it! Or maybe I can be butt slapper “atta boy” “good game” girl.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      hahahhahahahaha….. HIRED!

  • Gunnar Martin

    My bet’s on Reich, but I wouldn’t be opposed to them bringing in a few qualified guys for interviews. I don’t care who it is as long as we get away from our stupid conservative play-calling ways.

    • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

      Guys, any thoughts on Joe Lombardi? QB coach for Saints???

      • veazy

        The guy that sits silently as Brees and Payton discuss their offensive scheme? Hell no.
        Nevermind, I thought he was the offensive coordinator.

        • Gunnar Martin

          Hahaha. Yeah, I’d probably rather stick with Reich and stay in-house if we’re going to promote any QB coach.

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          10 -4…icksnay on that dude!!

        • I_Bleed_Powder_Blue_801

          QB Coach…OC is/ was Carmichael Jr….

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon


  • Alex Pitrofsky

    I’m glad he’s with the Titans and not the Chargers.

  • Cgoodness13

    Reich or Joe.D

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      love both these coaches and these are the two guys that Ken cannot take with him. Those are the most important coaches on that side of the ball

  • SoCalFan

    not sure about qualified guys for interview. most of decent OC who did a good job either are not going anywhere or go elsewhere as HC. Unless something indicates that Reich sucks (not really), I would promote from inside the organization and current knowledge of offensive system. we cannot experiment for many years, Rivers got may be another 3-4-5.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      maybe chudzinski