Report: Chargers talking to Lovie Smith

The San Diego Chargers coaching search is kicking into high gear.

New general manager Tom Telesco is interviewing former Chicago coach Lovie Smith on Friday, according to U-T San Diego. Smith has long been expected to be a favorite for the job, along with Colts’ offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Arians is supposed to interview in San Diego on Monday.

I think Smith would be a great choice, but the problem is he was fired in Chicago because his offense sagged. San Diego needs more help on offense than on defense.

Still, Smith’s experience is impressive.

U-T San Diego also reports former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt will interview for the job Saturday.