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Chargers Bring in Bobby King as Assistant LB Coach


Jan 5, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) celebrates with teammates Reggie Walker (52), Manti Te

The San Diego Chargers could announce a few more coaching moves today. The team still needs a quarterback coach to fill the role that Frank Reich left for the offensive coordinator position.

The team does look like they will be hiring former Houston Texans assistant LB coach Bobby King:

Chargers could announce new coaches today. Bobby King, former Texans assistant LBs coach working in same role, reportedly one of them.

— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) February 3, 2014

Here is a little bit about King from the Texans website:

In 2011, King’s efforts helped produce the third-largest defensive improvement in NFL history since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The Texans ranked second in the NFL in total defense with 285.7 yards per game after giving up 376.9 yards per game and ranking 30th in 2010.

King came to the Texans after serving as the defensive quality control/assistant linebackers coach for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010 where he worked directly under Texans linebackers coach Reggie Herring and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Prior to his tenure in Dallas, King was the defensive line coach at West Texas A&M University in 2008-09, and helped the 2009 team reach its first bowl game since 1967.