SAN DIEGO – Mike McCoy is the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
McCoy had been the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos.
The 40-year-old McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season.
McCoys hiring comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. New Chargers GM Tom Telesco led the search.
Colts coaches share media panel’s honor
Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians of Indianapolis were chosen the AFCs top coaches in voting for the 101 Awards, a nationwide panel of 101 sportswriters and broadcasters who regularly cover the NFL.
Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley arrived in Philadelphia for his second interview with the Eagles. Arizona will interview Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for its head coach job. Carolina interviewed Philadelphia special teams coordinator Bobby April for the same position with the Panthers. Denver promoted Cory Undlin to secondary coach, replacing Ron Milus.
Pro Bowl changes
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers said injuries will keep him out of the Pro Bowl. Cincinnati left tackle Andrew Whitworth was added to the AFC squad, replacing Denvers injured Ryan Clady. Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson was added to the NFC team, replacing Detroits Calvin Johnson. Detroit long snapper Don Muhlbach was added to the NFC roster.
Around the league
An electric utility bought the naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium, which will be known as FirstEnergy Stadium. Philadelphia signed tackle Allen Barbre. The Giants signed receiver Kris Adams and cornerback Antonio Dennard to reserve/future contracts. Carolina QB Cam Newton is enrolled at Auburn to take classes toward a sociology degree.