Report: Chargers to hire Rip Scherer as tight ends coach

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The Los Angeles Chargers are set to hire former UCLA assistant Rip Scherer as tight ends coach, per Bruce Feldman of

Scherer spent the last two seasons coaching tight ends at UCLA under head coach Jim Mora.

He had two previous stints in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers (2009-10) and Cleveland Browns (2005-08). Scherer was the quarterbacks coach under John Fox with the Panthers and served as quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach with the Browns under Romeo Crennel.

The majority of Scherer’s career has been spent in the college ranks. After two years as a graduate assistant at Penn State, Scherer spent 28 years coaching college ball before moving to the Browns in 2005. He served as head coach of James Madison from 1991-94 and Memphis from 1995-2000.

Scherer replaces John McNulty as the Chargers’ tight ends coach. McNulty left the team to become the offensive coordinator at Rutgers.

2 responses to “Report: Chargers to hire Rip Scherer as tight ends coach

  1. No offense to Scherer, but Spanos hired him because he’s local. Spanos doesn’t have to pay the costs of moving him from another city. This ‘going on the cheap’ thing with the Chargers is getting comical. They are renting StubHub, they’ve refurbished and renting a practice facility in Costa Mesa. The management and players want to live in Orange County, not LA which is crime-ridden and a sanctuary city. They’ll be renting use of Kroenke’s stadium and have to share the minimal parking, ticket and concession revenues produced by their team. The Chargers have no ‘home.’ Very few Charger fans are going to so-called ‘home’ games. The Chargers have no fan base at all. The organization is not attached to anything. Everything is borrowed or leased and rented. There are no roots. It’s run like a gypsy group with no commitment to anyone, anything, anywhere. What a mess! Nobody would purchase this organization despite Spanos setting it up for sale.

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