Ron Wolf has been called a master builder, a man who leaves no stone unturned, the former architect of the Packers, the key behind their 1990s powerhouse.

In San Diego, he was the steady note-taker.

The Chargers had the retired general manager in their interview room, where he consulted this month in two searches. They led to the hirings of GM Tom Telesco and coach Mike McCoy.

Looking back, his presence served its purpose, the team says.

Did Wolf hire the men? No. Was he asked to be a decision-maker? No.

But the 74-year-old with a 1997 Super Bowl ring, when not taking notes as candidates spoke, lent his voice.

It was heard Monday after the Chargers interviewed McCoy.

"When you're interviewing candidates who have never been a head coach," said John Spanos, director of college scouting, in a Wednesday phone interview, "I think one of the No. 1 questions is, 'Is this guy ready to be a head coach?' And Ron, when it was all said and done, agreed with all of us. 'This guy is ready. There's no doubt. This guy is ready.'

"I remember him saying that, and it just kind of reaffirmed all of our thoughts."

Along with Wolf and Spanos, Chargers President Dean Spanos and Assistant GM Ed McGuire were part of the team that chose Telesco. Dean Spanos technically had final authority. Telesco joined the interviewer group and had the final call on McCoy.

Wolf, in his 70s, carried one of five decades of perspective.