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San Diego Chargers Fire Assistant Coaches

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The San Diego Chargers announced that they have fired six assistant coaches today, including five offensive assistants, among them offensive coordinator Frank Reich. Although the Chargers finished with the fourth-most passing yards of any NFL team, they also finished last in yards per rushing attempt. Their 20 points per game was just 26th-most in the league.

Interestingly, the Chargers were also very public in affirming the job status of head coach Mike McCoy, who appears to be maintaining his role after being widely assumed to be on the proverbial hot seat for much of the season. McCoy now has a 22-26 record across three seasons in San Diego.

The Chargers will have the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, which is the first time that the team will select in the top 10 since 2004, when San Diego had the first overall pick. The team then drafted Eli Manning and traded him to the New York Giants in exchange for Phillip Rivers and a future first-round pick that would eventually become Shawne Merriman.





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