San Diego Chargers select Tom Telesco as new GM - ESPN: "SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos didn't hesitate to reach outside the organization to hire Tom Telesco from the Indianapolis Colts to replace fired general manager A.J. Smith.
Spanos said Wednesday that he was struck by Telesco's vision for building the Chargers, who behind Smith and coach Norv Turner took a tumble from four straight AFC West titles to missing the playoffs for three straight seasons.
"There's going to be a change in culture, there's going to be a change in process. It was needed here. It was time," Spanos said Wednesday. "That's the most important thing to me."
The 40-year-old Telesco, who was chosen over a field of candidates that included Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel, becomes the youngest GM in team history. He was given a four-year contract."
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