Found January 05, 2012 on Pro Football Talk:
The Chargers won’t be going after any big names at defensive coordinator. The team announced Thursday that linebackers coach John Pagano was promoted to defensive coordinator on Thursday. He’s been with the organization for a decade. Pagano called the promotion “bittersweet” because he considers deposed defensive coordinator Greg Manusky a “mentor” in the business. Kevin Acee…

Pagano spurns UCLA; named Chargers defensive coordinator

New UCLA head coach Jim L. Mora was hoping to have his staff complete the beginning of this week. Clearly those plans have hit a bump in the road. Thursday revealed more uncertainty. John Pagano has been named defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner announced Thursday. Pagano takes over for Greg Manusky, who was fired after one season. Pagano...

Best Places To Work: San Diego Chargers

It’s true — just ask Norv Turner or A.J. Smith. First, you get to work in beautiful San Diego. The weather is the best in the country, no arguments needed. Second, you have the easiest boss, ever. The Chargers owner A.G. Spanos, and his son, have shown a propensity for the mediocre when it comes to football. The team only gave Marty Schottenheimer one year with Phillip Rivers...

Pagano Named Chargers Defensive Coordinator

The San Diego Chargers named veteran defensive coach John Pagano as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing Greg Manusky, who was released earlier in the day. Pagano spent the last 10 seasons on San Diego’s staff and has coached linebackers since 2005, helping develop Shaun Phillips and Shawne Merriman among other players. “John has worked extremely hard and been...

John Pagano Named the Chargers New Defensive Coordinator

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the San Diego Chargers have promoted linebackers coach John Pagano to defensive coordinator after firing Greg Manusky earlier in the day. The Chargers made a smart choice by promoting Pagano,  his linebackers love him and really believe he’s a genius when it comes to his knowledge of the 3-4 defense.  

Chargers hire John Pagano

Hot News for S Eric Weddle

Chargers fire Manusky

Defensive coordinator is axed after one season; Pagano likely replacement.

Relationship with Rivers may have saved Norv Turner

Leading up to San Diego’s final game of the season, quarterback Philip Rivers passionately spoke up for his coach Norv Turner. After the game, Rivers defended Turner even more vocally to the media. And then he took the message directly to owner Dean Spanos. Rivers and “several other Chargers” went directly to owner Dean Spanos…

Report: Vincent Jackson unlikely to get franchise tag

Now that we know the Chargers will return the same coach and general manager next season, we can move on to discussing the future makeup of their roster. One of the first decisions they have to make has to do with wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who can be an unrestricted free agent after playing under…

Norv Turner Fired As Coach Of Chargers, Right?

Norv Turner Fired As Coach Of Chargers, Right?

Rivers' audible on Turner convinces Chargers brass to retain coach

A month ago, Norv Turner was toast. Then he gets two breaks. The Chargers win four of their last five. After that, Clark Judge says, Philip Rivers speaks favorably of Turner, which convinces Dean Spanos to keep him.

Chargers fire first-year D-coordinator Manusky

The San Diego Chargers have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky after just one year on the job.

Chargers' Barnes fined $25K for bumping ref

The NFL has fined San Diego Chargers linebacker Antwan Barnes $25,000 for bumping a referee Sunday in the Chargers' 38-26 win at Oakland.

Chargers Replace Defensive Coordinator

The San Diego Chargers defense couldn't get off the field last season. So, its playcaller will. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was fired Wednesday, just one year into a two-year contract, after the Chargers allowed opponents to convert 49.2 percent of third downs, the NFL's worst mark since 1995. Hours later, Norv Turner announced Manusky's successor, promoting linebackers...

Pagano Replaces Manusky, Faces Tall Task

The Chargers finally made a big change to their coaching staff, though not the one most fans were seeking. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was let go after one rough season, replaced by in-house candidate John Pagano. Will this addition by subtraction add up to more wins for San Diego?

Bruins’ DC target promoted by Chargers instead

On New Year’s Day, it was reported that UCLA had offered their defensive coordinator job to John Pagano and that the San Diego Chargers assistant was expected to accept the offer. Four days later, um, scratch that.  Jim Mora‘s search for a coordinator on the defensive side of the ball will continue. The Chargers announced Thursday…
Chargers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.