Fast hits on Chargers soccer and the Stadium Recreation.
1) The Spanos household has maintained a big presence in soccer operations. And it might be rising.
John Spanos ascended to a soccer V-P job in 2013 whereas additionally enjoying a key position within the hiring of Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy.
Spanos turned president of soccer operations in Might 2015, on the heels of consecutive 9-7 seasons. He’s a daily at Charger practices and the staff’s draft proceedings.
2) One other Spanos – Michael Spanos II – joined Chargers soccer operations this previous July as a wage cap and personnel assistant.
His father is Chargers Vice Chairman Michael Spanos.
Stanford coach David Shaw advised me final summer time he loved teaching Spanos II, a backup operating again. Spanos II graduated from Stanford with a level in Science Know-how and Society in 2013.
three) Spanos II noticed his duties broaden in current weeks when he additionally labored as an government assistant to Telesco, the group’s common supervisor.
Earlier than becoming a member of the Chargers, Spanos II labored at NFL headquarters in New York.
four) Telesco excels at constructing relationships, his former Colts colleague Jim Caldwell, now head coach of the Lions, informed the U-T final yr.
The GM works with no fewer than three Spanoses: membership Proprietor-Chairman Dean Spanos, John Spanos, and, more and more, Michael Spanos II.
5) John Spanos issued Telesco an extension earlier than final season that ran his contract by means of no less than this yr. The 2 attend most Chargers practices collectively. Each have backgrounds in scouting.
Connecting the dots, Telesco’s job seems safe.
6) Not ok, Mayor Faulconer.
You’ve offered the general public no concrete particulars or paperwork referring to current discussions with Dean Spanos or Spanos proxies regarding a stadium subsidy.
Hold it open, Mr. Mayor. We will deal with the reality. Stay as much as your pledges of “clear” authorities.
7) Opponents this week, McCoy and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio are former colleagues who labored with the Panthers and Broncos underneath longtime head coach John Fox.
“I do know he’s a terrific coach,” Del Rio stated of McCoy. “I’ve a lot of respect for him as a person and a coach.”
The offensive coordinator Del Rio employed two years in the past, Invoice Musgrave, launched McCoy’s teaching profession in 2000 with the Panthers. McCoy was coming off a quarterbacking gig with the Calgary Stampeders.
When Musgrave give up 4 video games into the 2000 season, following a rift with head coach George Seifert, the fallout expanded McCoy’s obligations.
McCoy responded nicely, incomes an eventual promotion. Towards the Raiders of Del Rio-Musgrave, he’s zero-three going into Sunday’s recreation.
eight) Warning: right here, following, is an try and inject levity into the Stadium Recreation.
Ought to the Dean name upon the Donald?
Now that he has an in with the President-Elect — Spanos staged fundraisers for Rick Perry, the previous Texas governor and presidential candidate who’s now the Division of Power chairman designee — ought to he threaten to maneuver the Chargers to Mexico?
Tom.Krasovic@SDUnionTribune.com; Twitter: SDUTKrasovic