Chargers Hire New Head Coach

Anthony Lynn officially gets the job

The first thing the Los Angeles Chargers did … well, other than handle their relocation about as horribly as it could have been handled, further insulting the fan base it had already trampled on like a herd of stampeding elephants … was hire a new head coach.

On Friday the Chargers officially made Anthony Lynn their new boss. Lynn comes over from Buffalo where he started the year as running backs coach, progressed to calling the plays after Week 3, and finished as the interim head coach after Rex Ryan was let go.

“I’m having a hard time even putting into words how excited I am to be the new head coach for the Los Angeles Chargers,” said Lynn in a statement.

Lynn played collegiately at Texas Tech before spending six years in the NFL as a running back. He was a backup on the Broncos teams that won the Super Bowl in 1998 and 1999. His first full-time coaching position came in 2003 when the Jaguars hired him to be their running backs coach.

He held the same position with the Cowboys, Browns and Jets before following Ryan to Buffalo. He was also the assistant head coach in New York (city and upstate).

The Bolts had initially compiled a list of coaching candidates with a defensive or special teams background but decided on Lynn, making it three straight offensive-minded coaches. It is unknown yet how this will impact the rest of the current Chargers coaching staff.

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