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Chargers hire Whisenhunt as OC

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Ken Whisenhunt has been hired as the San Diego Chargers' new offensive coordinator, the team announced \Thursday.

Whisenhunt was fired as the Arizona Cardinals' head coach after the team finished 5-11 for the second time in the last three seasons.

Earlier this week, the Chargers hired former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their new coach.

"Ken has a lot of experience and has had much success in the NFL in both Arizona and Pittsburgh," McCoy said. "He has a very creative mind and will be a great asset for me and our team. I look forward to working with him."

Whisenhunt was 45-51 in the regular season over six years with the Cardinals. He also posted a 4-2 playoff record, including a Super Bowl appearance.

Prior to that, Whisenhunt was the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator.

Whisenhunt, 50, started his coaching career as an assistant at Vanderbilt in 1995. He also served as an assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets before joining the Steelers staff in 2001.

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