Chargers delay decision on Turner, reports conflict on Cowher
Yesterday’s blowout loss to the Lions likely cost Chargers head coach Norv Turner his job, but owner Dean Spanos said after the game that any decision about the direction of the franchise will be made after the season.
“I’m waiting until next week,” Spanos said.
Spanos is reportedly distraught over the way San Diego fans have tuned out the Turner-led Chargers, and he wants a coach who can bring some enthusiasm back to the fan base.
Few coaches would generate more enthusiasm among fans than Bill Cowher, and Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post reports, citing “an in-the-know source with intimate knowledge of the San Diego sports scene” that Cowher already had an interview with high-ranking people inside the Chargers organization, and that Cowher expressed his interest in the job.
However, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that two Chargers sources said unequivocally and vehemently on Saturday that the Chargers have not talked to Cowher.
So the situation in San Diego is murky at the moment. Spanos will start to clarify things in a week, after the Chargers’ season finale against the Raiders.