Posted January 05, 2012 on
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?

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...

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

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Bumping a ref costs Antwan Barnes $25,000

Chargers outside linebacker Antwan Barnes bumped an official in Sunday’s regular-season finale. That was a big mistake. Barnes was ejected from the game, and now the NFL has fined him $25,000. That’s a disappointing ending to what had been an outstanding season for Barnes. After bouncing around the league as a reserve and special teams…

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…

Chargers fire Manusky

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

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 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...

Chargers promote Pagano to defensive coordinator job

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…

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.

Poll: Did the Chargers make the right call?

Not everyone is happy with the decision to keep Norv Turner and A.J. Smith. Tell us what you think.

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…
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