Although the Chargers haven’t officially named Mike McCoy their new head coach, McCoy has already told the Broncos he’s leaving.
McCoy informed the Broncos this morning that he is leaving his job as their offensive coordinator to become the new head coach in San Diego, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
News broke this morning that McCoy and the Chargers were expected to get a deal done today, and McCoy telling the Broncos he’s out presumably means that deal is in place.
McCoy’s name rose to prominence in coaching searches a year ago after he successfully changed the offense in Denver on the fly when Kyle Orton was benched for Tim Tebow, and he became an even stronger candidate this year when he successfully changed the Broncos’ offense again for Peyton Manning. Now the Chargers will see what McCoy can do for Philip Rivers.