Chargers new coach hoping to lead team to a championship
February 15, 2024
The Los Angeles Chargers’ new head coach was all charged up at his first press conference in Los Angeles last Thursday, February 1. “It needs to be multiple, multiple championships,” said Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh stated his new team will be “humble and hungry. That's our goal. Our goal is to treat people in a first-class manner and to win multiple championships.”
The Chargers owner Dean Spanos, chose Harbaugh after interviewing 15 candidates, bringing him back to the franchise where he played quarterback for two seasons.
The former Michigan player and coach is taking over a team that finished 5-12 last season and are projected to be $54 million above the salary cap next season. This means Harbaugh’s new team will be without some of its highest paid and best players.
Harbaugh said those decisions are on the agenda, as are the NFL combine and free agency. He plans to quickly catapult the Chargers back into NFL relevancy by instilling the culture he did at his other coaching stops.
After the hiring of Harbaugh, he and the Chargers will look to fill out the coaching staff for next season. "That's priority No. 1 right now," Harbaugh said. “We want an all-star staff that's worthy of coaching our players.” Harbaugh may look to bring over some of his staff from his Michigan team that the National Championship last season. “I want to talk to as many people as I can before we make the final hires."
The Chargers looked to the past for this hire and are hoping that it means a bright future for a team that is yearning to bring another title to Tinseltown.