So much for the Arizona Cardinals getting a second interview with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy – the 40-year old McCoy has been named the new head coach of the San Diego Chargers, according to the Associated Press.
The Cardinals had hoped to interview McCoy for a second time as early as today but the Chargers moved quickly and offered him the job after one interview. McCoy was very much in demand, having also interviewed with Arizona, Chicago and Philadelphia. The Jacksonville Jaguars had also expressed interest in speaking to him about their vacant head coaching job.
McCoy was Denver's offensive coordinator the last four seasons. The Broncos ranked fourth in the NFL in total offense and fifth in passing offense in 2012. In contrast, the Chargers ranked 31st in the league in total offense and 24th in passing this past season so McCoy's hiring should only help the Bolts.
To date the Red Birds have also interviewed their own defensive coordinator, Ray Horton; Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley for their head coaching position. Jacksonville has also expressed interest in Gruden.
So who do the Cardinals turn to now? Is Horton now the leading candidate? It should be interesting to see what develops this week. Stay tuned…
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