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Report: Ken Whisenhunt back as Chargers offensive coordinator

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Tennessee Titans wathces his team warm up before playing against the Houston Texans on November 1, 2015 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Chargers are headed back to San Diego, at least temporarily, and so is Ken Whisenhunt.

Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Whisenhunt will return to his previous job as the Chargers’ offensive coordinator. Whisenhunt filled the same role during the 2013 season before being hired as the Titans’ head coach.

Whisenhunt was fired during the regular season and his name came up as a possible hire for the Chargers when Frank Reich was dispatched earlier this month.

The Chargers finished fifth in the NFL in yards and 12th in points during Whisenhunt’s year on the job. They also advanced to the postseason, something they have not done in the last two seasons as the offense failed to reach the same heights. The running game ranked 30th and 31st in those seasons and getting that part of the game on track will likely be a particular focus for Whisenhunt in his return engagement with the Chargers.

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11 Responses to “Report: Ken Whisenhunt back as Chargers offensive coordinator”
  1. hogue34 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:27 PM

    He is better as a coordinator.

  2. footballgawd says: Jan 13, 2016 3:28 PM

    Somewhat surprised he didn’t opt to relax as Tennessee still owes him 10M over the next two years. However Coach Whiz is a tremendous OC

  3. jpfromsd says: Jan 13, 2016 3:28 PM

    huge upgrade from Frank Reich…

  4. horsepedlr says: Jan 13, 2016 3:30 PM

    not a good judge of talent. not a head coach.

  5. steelgrave says: Jan 13, 2016 3:31 PM

    Whisenhunt is at his level, where he needs to be. Nothing wrong with that. Some team will likely give him another shot at a head coach position eventually, but don’t expect any better results.

  6. trollaikman8 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:42 PM

    Another case of good coordinator, terrible coach.

    When will they learn?

  7. donatocha33 says: Jan 13, 2016 3:54 PM

    Finally this dumpster fire of a team did something right…

  8. brenenostler says: Jan 13, 2016 3:55 PM

    And knowing how the NFL works, he’ll be a head coach yet again some day

  9. mrjdon says: Jan 13, 2016 4:07 PM

    hogue34 says:
    Jan 13, 2016 3:27 PM
    He is better as a coordinator.


    Yet, as Head Coach, he took a team to the Super Bowl and came within one play of winning a Super Bowl ring.

    Get serious!

  10. rickochey says: Jan 13, 2016 4:12 PM

    He should have been hired when he was fired and maybe the season would have been a little different

  11. nfl4dummies says: Jan 13, 2016 4:19 PM

    He knows McCoy is getting fired after next season. Genius move. Hes just waiting him out.

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