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LA Chargers: The best new job fits for Anthony Lynn

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers and head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings shake hands after the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers and head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings shake hands after the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Anthony Lynn’s best job fits: 2. Head coach at Marshall University (or whichever Division 1 football program opens up)

This all depends on whether or not Anthony Lynn wants to leave the NFL-level of play and I would not be shocked if he is opposed to this kind of move. However, I think Lynn would be such a phenomenal college coach that it is absolutely worth mentioning.

There are two notable college football openings right now in Marshall University and BYU. Because BYU factors in religious requirements in its hires, only Marshall is included on this list. However, any notable Division 1 job that opens up could be a fit for Lynn.

Lynn would be such a good coach at the collegiate level because he is a great player’s coach and would be great at commanding a college locker room and getting his players to run through a wall for him. Not only that, but Lynn’s personality would fit fantastically as a college football recruiter.

It is mostly about recruiting, which is half of the battle in college football anyway. The talent difference is much bigger team-to-team in college football so some of Lynn’s hiccups as a head coach would hurt the team as much, especially with a good recruiting class.

The best way to learn is on the job and I would not say that the ship has completely sailed on Anthony Lynn being a good football coach, perhaps it just has to come at a different level of competition.

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