- Jul 30, 2004
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- Huntsville, AL
In the last 14 months, Mike Singletary has interviewed for the head-coaching jobs with Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit and now San Diego.
The San Diego Chargers began their coaching search so quickly that the first candidate to be interviewed ran into the guy he hopes to replace.
Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary met with team executives Wednesday, less than 48 hours after Marty Schottenheimer was fired.
The former Chicago Bears great said he crossed paths with Schottenheimer, who was still cleaning out his office.
"I saw him and said hello," Singletary said.
Singletary, interviewing for a head coaching job for the third time since early January, thinks he's ready to move up after four seasons as an assistant.
"There's no doubt in my mind," Singletary said after emerging from his interview. "Absolutely."
Schottenheimer was fired Monday by Chargers president Dean Spanos, who said there was a "dysfunctional situation" between the coach and general manager A.J. Smith. San Diego was an NFL-best 14-2 last season before falling apart in its playoff opener, a 24-21 loss to New England.