It’s now clear that Chargers coach Mike McCoy will be staying in San Diego. A question still lingered as to whether he’d be accompanying the team to L.A.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, McCoy will be coaching the team no matter where it is in 2016. Which means that, if/when the Chargers secure at least 24 votes to relocate, McCoy will be making the move as well.
Heading to L.A. with a coach that led the team to a 4-12 record in 2015 may not be the best way to connect with a new fan base, especially if the Chargers could be competing with another team in their new market.
And maybe that’s the biggest takeaway from the news that McCoy will stay. Opting not to make a coaching change could mean that the Chargers already know that, if they move to L.A. for 2016, they will be moving there alone.