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Chargers Name Tom Telesco New GM As Franchise Heads In New Direction
Published January 10, 2013
NEW KID IN TOWN: ESPN.com's Bill Williamson wrote the Chargers "badly need an influx of outside perspective." Had Raye been hired, the front office would have "largely remained the same outside of the firing" of former GM A.J. Smith. The Chargers "need a new set of eyes. ... They need a new philosophy." With new ideas and experience from another franchise, Telesco can "breathe new life into this program" (ESPN.com, 1/9). In San Diego, Nick Canepa writes there is a "sea change coming to this organization." Maybe not "much change in basic philosophy, but in how football business perhaps all business is run." Telesco is "qualified, at least on paper, and certainly by reputation as a football man." But there are "smart people who interview poorly and unqualified candidates who interview brilliantly" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 1/10).