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Chargers keep Mike McCoy as head coach


The San Diego Chargers are one of the few losing teams that will not be pushing the panic button this offseason.

Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the team will not fire head coach Mike McCoy. The news was first reported by the San Diego Union Tribune.

John Spanos, the team's president of football operations, issued a statement on Monday afternoon seeming to confirm the news, and reiterate his confidence in both McCoy and general manager Tom Telesco.

Every game, all season

"As the 2015 season has now concluded, we are disappointed with the outcome as our expectations have not been met," Spanos said in the statement. "I have the utmost confidence in our leadership. Tom Telesco, Mike McCoy and I have already begun evaluating every aspect of the team to take the essential steps to put a winning product back on the field. We will waste no time in making the necessary changes.

"Throughout a trying season, our players never wavered in their dedication or commitment to the team. I firmly believe the decisions made today and moving forward will get us back on track in 2016. Thank you for your unwavering support and passion."

Although the team is keeping McCoy, not all of his staff will be returning. Frank Reich will not be retained as the Chargers' offensive coordinator, a team source told Rapoport.

McCoy went 9-7 in each of his first two years with the Chargers before a 4-12 campaign in 2015. The last-place finish was tough to stomach for an organization that does not know where it will be playing football a year from now. At least they can now take solace in knowing that Philip Rivers will be under center and McCoy will be on the sidelines.

The warm feelings will probably not last in San Diego for long. Per Rapoport, the concession to keep McCoy will likely mean that staff changes are on the way. Rapoport mentioned defensive coordinator John Pagano, brother of Indianapolis head coach Chuck, as one of the potential changes.

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