Bolts Notebook: Changes, Challenges
Turner, Smith Reportedly Out U-T San Diego reports the Chargers will fire Norv Turner and A.J. Smith at season's end. The team reportedly plans to replace Smith in-house with the duo of Jimmy Raye (director of player personnel) and John Spanos (director of college scouting). The promotion of the owner's son will not go over well with an already irate fan base, so the team needs a coach who will inspire some confidence in the fading franchise. Big-name candidates are Jon Gruden, Andy Reid, Mike Holmgren and Bill Cowher. However, a candidate who makes even more sense is Russ Grimm, currently the assistant head coach in Arizona. Grimm's greatest strength -- coaching the offensive line -- coincides with San Diego's biggest weakness. He also brings discipline, accountability and a winning...
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