- Bill Williamson, ESPN Staff Writer
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The San Diego Chargers have begun their front-office restructuring with the hiring of Indianapolis executive Tom Telesco as general manager.
Telesco takes over for A.J. Smith, who ran the team since 2003. Smith was fired Dec. 31, along with coach Norv Turner after the Chargers failed to make the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
The hiring of Telesco is considered a bit of a surprise. The favorite to get the job was in-house candidate Jimmy Raye. Telesco is well respected and he is credited with helping the Colts’ quick turnaround this season.
I like it. The Chargers need an influx of talent, especially on offense, and getting a pair of eyes from outside the organization should help.
I will have much more on this story upcoming.