It’s official. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy will keep his day job.
After a disastrous 4-12 season (and winless in the AFC West), McCoy’s future seemed sketchy, but Chargers President of Football Operations John Spanos announced - via press statement - that they are standing by their man:
“I have the utmost confidence in our leadership,” said Spanos in a press release today. “Tom Telesco, Mike McCoy, and I have already begun evaluating every aspect of the team to take the essential steps to put a winning product back on the field.”
What field? Well, as the future home of the Chargers remains uncertain, a future with McCoy at the helm has certainly produced a negative reaction in the Twitterverse.
Fan reaction: McCoy return
Why keep Mike Mccoy, honestly there is no good reason to. I don’t understand it - Sad Chargers Fan (@ChefRamsey15) January 4, 2016
No One Is Shocked That Mike McCoy Was Not Fired......Moving Is Expensive.... - TrollExtraordinaire (@TheReturnOfBad) January 4, 2016
Marty Schottenheimer 14-2 and they fire him as head coach Mike McCoy 4-11 and they keep him @Chargers I need some answers - Justin Conde (@Jay__Wavy) January 4, 2016
We’re mere hours into Mike McCoy’s 2016 head coaching tenure & I already want him fired - Garrett Sisti (@GarrettSisti) January 4, 2016
Mike McCoy, you’re what the French call “les incompetents.” #Chargers https://t.co/GyeEVRrtWZ - Dylan John Seaton (@DylanJohnSeaton) January 4, 2016