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Lovie Smith to Interview with Chargers

By Lauren Steussy
|  Friday, Jan 11, 2013  |  Updated 10:52 AM PDT
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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 30: Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith watches the action during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Bears defeted the Lions 26-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Fresh off of hiring their new general manager Tom Telesco, the San Diego Chargers are now looking for their next head coach.

Former Bears coach Lovie Smith is interviewing with Telesco and the Chargers Friday, according to NFL News. 

Smith spent nine seasons with the Bears, finishing with a 10-6 record last season. He was fired on Black Monday -- the same day the Chargers fired coach Norv Turner.

“Our first order of business is to find a new coach, we’ve already started working on that," Telesco said at a Wednesday press conference. 

Telesco said he has a list of candidates that aligned similarly with that of the Chargers' front office. Telesco said his main qualification for head coach include honest, humble, engaging and an excellent communicator.

Another potential candidate the Bolts are likely waiting on is Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

He's already interviewed in Arizona, but the Chargers are waiting for Denver's playoff run to end before they talk.

McCoy proved he has a great offensive mind, being successful with both Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning at quarterback.
 

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