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Frank Reich groomed for SD Coordinator job

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 22, 2014 – 10:36 am

It’s another step up the coaching ladder for former Bills QB Frank Reich in his coaching career. And according to Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco, it’s a move years in the making.

Last month, Reich was named San Diego’s Offensive Coordinator, replacing Ken Whisenhunt, who left to coach the Titans. And Chargers GM Tom Telesco says he anticipated Reich’s move to the top offensive post for years.

“We knew with Ken Whisenhunt that if we had some success this year, there was a good chance he may move on for a head coaching job,” Telesco said Friday night on The John Murphy Show from the NFL Combine.

“We had Frank waiting in the wings and having him go through the process with Phillip (Rivers) and kinda grooming him for that Offensive Coordinator role. I’ve known Frank for years back when he was with Buffalo. He was a player in Carolina when I worked there and he was a coach in Indianapolis when I worked there. I’ve always thought Frank was a future coordinator at some point and now is his time” Telesco said.

Telesco watched Reich as a player 20-years ago, when Reich backed up Jim Kelly at the Bills quarterback position. Telesco, a Western New York native, was a training camp intern with the Bills at Fredonia.

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