Calling it "the right move at the right time," former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was introduced as the San Diego Chargers' head coach Tuesday.
The announcement capped a whirlwind courtship operated at the speed of the league's best no-huddle offenses as McCoy went from interview to on the job in less than 24 hours.
When introduced in San Diego, McCoy promised to help "build a team to win over the long haul."
"We had a great meeting (Monday) afternoon, and they offered me a job (Monday) afternoon," McCoy said by phone Tuesday night. "I just had to talk to (wife) Kelly about it and the kids and make sure it was the best thing for us. But we had no doubt, none at all."
It is the second time in two years an AFC West team has swooped in to snatch a member of John Fox's coaching staff. Last season, the Oakland Raiders hired Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Tuesday morning, McCoy told Broncos' officials, including Fox and executive vice president of football operations John Elway, he would accept the Chargers' four-year offer.
McCoy, 40, who canceled a second interview with the Cardinals on Tuesday, had interviewed with the Cardinals, Eagles and Bears and was a candidate for the Jaguars. McCoy had interviewed with the Jaguars and Dolphins after the 2011 season, but those jobs went to Mike Mularkey and Joe Philbin, respectively.
McCoy said the presence of four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Philip Rivers factored into the decision.
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