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Mike McCoy expected to be named Chargers coach

Mike McCoy is on the verge of swapping the mountains for the beach. (Dustin Bradford / AP) Mike McCoy is on the verge of swapping the mountains for the beach. (Dustin Bradford / AP)

One of the San Diego Chargers’ division rivals may be supplying their next head coach.

Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos and one of the hottest candidates for a head-coaching job, is “nearing a deal” to become the Chargers’ coach, CBS’s Jason La Canfora reports. A deal is expected to be completed today and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that McCoy has told the Broncos that he’s heading to San Diego.

McCoy’s name was also mentioned in connection with vacancies in Arizona, Chicago and Philadelphia and only two days ago the Cardinals reportedly were planning a “major push” for McCoy.

At 40, McCoy has worked with a variety of quarterbacks in Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning as the Broncos have advanced to the playoffs the last two seasons. The Chargers fired Norv Turner on New Year’s Eve.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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