None of it means that Mariucci will be hired by the Chargers. From Mariucci’s perspective, he’s saying what he has to say. Peter King of Sports Illustrated reported during Football Night in America that Steve Mariucci is interested in coaching the Chargers, if the Chargers are interested in him. So King supplied it, and Mariucci has denied it. Sort of. Smith called in October a “new era of Chargers football,” a guy who was part of the old era of 49ers and Lions football is interested. And Mooch, while a very good coach, a great guy, and a fine analyst, hasn’t been on the “A” list since former Lions CEO Matt Millen fired Marty Mornhinweg and made a Rooney Rule-breaking beeline for Mooch.