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Craigslist Advertisement Appears for New San Diego Chargers Head Coach

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Head Coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers looks on from the sidelines against the Denver Broncos during their NFL Game on November 27, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. The Broncos won 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Jay BrownContributor INovember 29, 2011

It seems as if the San Diego Chargers are now looking for a new head coach. However, you won't hear about it on ESPN or Fox Sports. The team is using a completely unorthodox approach in finding and selecting candidates for a possible head coach vacancy happening very soon.

You may be asking yourself, where could the Chargers possibly be looking to find a new head coach?

On Craigslist!

According to a satirical job posting on the popular Internet classified ads site dated approximately six hours after the Chargers suffered a humiliating overtime loss to the Denver Broncos, the Chargers are looking for a head coach with at least 10+ years of NFL coaching experience, the ability to communicate clearly with management and players, and be able to delegate responsibilities to offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators.

The obviously fake ad also seeks the applicant to demonstrate good clock management skills, red zone proficiency, to lead by example and have the desire to win games.

Applicants that meet the specific criteria regarding the posting are encouraged to submit a resume to the San Diego Chargers. 

I think Norv Turner should really be wondering if his job is truly in jeopardy.

You really have to hand it to the San Diego Chargers front office for really thinking outside of the box on this one.

It reminds me of a time back in 1976 when the Philadelphia Eagles hired a young UCLA head coach by the name of Dick Vermeil. In his first season as an NFL head coach, Vermeil hosted open tryouts in a chance to find unnamed and undiscovered talent in hopes of reviving a storied franchise.

With the Chargers using Craigslist to search for a new head coach, could they possibly be using the classified ads to look for a new general manager as well?

Only time will tell.

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