After just two seasons as the Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski appears likely to return to the Chargers as assistant head coach/tight ends, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Monday. Sources told the newspaper that the hiring is designed to take some of the load off head coach Norv Turner:
- Chudzinski, the Chargers’ tight ends coach in 2005 and 2006 before becoming the Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator in 2007, will have immense input in the game plan and assist Turner in game-day decisions.
- Chudzinski spent the past two seasons with Cleveland. The Browns, who had some key offensive injuries, ranked 31st in total offense and 30th in points scored in 2008. In ’07, they ranked ninth in yards and eighth in points.
Chudzinski also interviewed for the San Francisco 49ers’ offensive coordinator job, which was offered to and refused by Scott Linehan. The job is still open.