Last week, the Chargers suddenly needed an offensive coordinator. This week, the Chargers suddenly have one.
Clarence Shelmon decided that he was done after 10 seasons in San Diego. And the team has decided to promote offensive line coach Hal Hunter, adding the title of offensive coordinator to his existing offensive line duties.
“Hal has been an important part of our offense since I’ve been here,” coach Norv Turner said. “He has a complete understanding of what we want to do in the run and the pass.”
Also, the Chargers have added veteran coach Steve Fairchild as senior offensive assistant/special assignments. He most recently served as head coach at Colorado State. Before that, Fairchild worked as the Rams’ assistant offensive coordinator from 2003-05 and the Bills offensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007.
It’s the latest change on a coaching staff that many fans still wish would change its head coach.