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Former Steelers OC Ken Whisenhunt Fired by Chargers

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The Los Angeles Chargers fired former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Ken Whisenshunt on Monday in the midst of his third season as the Chargers’ offensive coordinator.

Whisenhunt, 57, worked for the Steelers from 2001 to 2006, first as tight ends coach and then as offensive coordinator and was a part of the team’s Super Bowl XL championship team.

In 2007, Whisenhunt left the Steelers to coach the Arizona Cardinals and took the Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII, where he was defeated by his former team.

The August, Georgia native and Georgia Tech alum also worked for the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets before joining Bill Cowher’s Steelers staff.

Whisenhunt was the Chargers’ offensive coordinator in 2013 and then spent two seasons as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans before returning to San Diego in 2016. He was named the PFWA NFL Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013. As a head coach, he has a 48-71 overall record.

This season, the Chargers rank 17th in yards per game and 23rd in the league in points per game despite having top-flight talents like Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen. The Steelers beat the Chargers, 24-17 on Oct. 13 in Los Angeles this year.

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