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Served as the 10th head coach of the San Diego Chargers. He posted a 6-16 record over the course of the 1997-1998 seasons.
- QB Eli Manning
Originally a drafted first overall by the San Diego Chargers in 2004. He was then traded to the Giants for Philip Rivers, whom the Giants selected fourth overall.
- QB Philip Rivers
Originally a first round pick (fourth overall) by the New York Giants in 2004.
- Secondary Coach Ron Milus
Held the same position with the Giants from 2004-05.
GIANTS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS
- LB Allen Bradford
Attended the University of Southern California.
- DT Mike Patterson
Was a 3-year starter and two-time National Champion at USC. He had 146 tackles, 21.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, and a school record 13 fumble recoveries.
- LB Keith Rivers
Played 49 games with 36 starts from 2004-2007 for USC. Rivers recorded 240 tackles, 5.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions.
- CB Terrell Thomas
Played in 39 games with 28 starts at USC. He recorded 109 tackles (78 solo), four sacks, three forced fumbles, 22 passes defensed, and eight interceptions.
- LB Spencer Paysinger
Attended Beverly Hills High School and was credited with a team-high 54 catches for an Ocean League-leading 1,093 yards and 10 touchdowns.
CHARGERS NEW YORK/NORTH JERSEY-AREA CONNECTIONS
- DE Sean Lissemore
Was a three-year starter at Dumont (N.J.) High School, where he saw action at both guard and tackle on offense as well as defensive end and linebacker.
- G Rich Ohrnberger
Was the 2003 New York AA Player of Year and recipient of the Thorp Award as most outstanding player in Nassau County after not allowing a sack as senior at East Meadow (N.Y.) High School.
- G Johnnie Troutman
Attended Pemberton Township High in Brown Mills, N.J., where he was twice named to the New Jersey All-Group III squad.
- Special Teams Coordinator Kevin Spencer
Native of Queens, N.Y.
- Quarterbacks Coach Frank Reich
Native of Freeport, N.Y.