Chargers Take Coaching Search on the Road

Bolts fly east to talk to a pair of candidates

Over the last two seasons the Chargers have gone 3-13 on the road. They had better hope that lack of success outside San Diego does not translate to their search for a new head coach.

The Bolts have headed east for a pair of weekend interviews with candidates to replace Mike McCoy. They have scheduled meetings in Rhode Island with Panthers Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott and Patriots Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia.

McDermott has already interviewed with the Bills and has a meeting scheduled with the 49ers. Patricia, who has a bye week after New England earned the top seed in the AFC Playoffs, will also interview with the Rams.

San Diego’s four-man interview team consists of Chairman Dean Spanos, Director of Football Operations John Spanos, General Manager Tom Telesco and Vice President of Football Administration Ed McGuire.

After a decade with Norv Turner and Mike McCoy, men who were quarterbacks in their playing days and offensive coaches before coming to San Diego, the Chargers have assembled a list of candidates with a defensive and special teams background to take the helm.

The last coach they brought in with that kind of resume and mindset was Marty Schottenheimer.

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