Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 1/15/13
By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO -- Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy will not be the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. McCoy has agreed in principle to become head coach of the division rival San Diego Chargers, two people with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday. The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because McCoy's hiring hasn't been announced. McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired along with general manager A.J. Smith after the Chargers finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight season. McCoy's hiring comes three days after the top-seeded Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs in a home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. McCoy was rumored to be a leading candidate for the Cardinals job. The Cardinals interviews him during the Broncos' bye week and were hoping to bring him in Tuesday for a second interview. With McCoy out of the running, speculation now focuses on defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who has already interviewed twice with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill. Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed with Arizona last week, and there have been conflicting reports on whether the Cardinals interviewed Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. There are no other known candidates for the Arizona opening, and with Steve Keim on board as the team's general manager, it would seem likely that a decision could come soon.
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