McCoy hired in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Mike McCoy's interview with San Diego went so well that both sides felt he was a perfect fit to become the Chargers' new coach.

He had one thing to do, though, before accepting the offer, so it was a good thing Chargers President Dean Spanos' private plane was at his disposal. McCoy, then the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator, flew home to talk to his wife, Kellie, saying he ``might get in a little trouble'' if he made a decision without doing so.

Tuesday morning, McCoy, his wife and their two children were back on the same plane, returning to San Diego to take the job.

The 40-year-old McCoy, introduced later Tuesday, replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith on Dec. 31 after the Chargers finished 7-9.

The move came three days after top-seeded Denver was eliminated from the playoffs in a double-overtime loss to Baltimore.

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