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Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (65) / 5/17/1952
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Panthers hired Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.
Norv's son, Scott, will be the Panthers' new QBs coach, replacing Ken Dorsey. Norv's brother Ron and nephew Cameron were already on staff. A change was needed after Mike Shula's seven years either coaching quarterbacks or overseeing the offense — Cam Newton's entire career — but it would have been nice to see the Panthers go in a bolder direction. Turner has little experience with dual-threats, and his offense has typically featured deep quarterback dropbacks. Turner spent 2017 out of the league. For the Panthers' sake, we hope he spent it developing a system tailored to Newton's strengths. Jan 11 - 6:25 PM

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ESPN's David Newton reports the Panthers are nearing a deal to hire Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator.

The Panthers are also hiring Turner's son, Scott, as QBs coach. Head coach Ron Rivera has worked with Turner before, serving first as his linebackers coach and later as defensive coordinator in San Diego from 2007-2010. This is Turner's first coaching job since abruptly resigning as the Vikings' offensive coordinator last season. Turner will be tasked with getting the most out of Cam Newton, who finished near the bottom of the league in most passing categories this year.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 10 - 6:15 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirms the Panthers will interview Norv Turner for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

The Charlotte Observer reported the Panthers' likely interest in Turner just hours after Mike Shula's firing. Rapsheet's report calls him a "top choice." Turner has long been a sound offensive mind but it is debatable if he would be different enough from Shula to give the Panthers' attack the jolt it needs.
Jan 9 - 7:12 PM

The Charlotte Observer considers Norv Turner a strong candidate to replace Mike Shula as Panthers offensive coordinator.

Coach Ron Rivera worked with Turner with the Chargers. Going on 66, Turner has long been a respected offensive mind, but wouldn't seem to be the ideal candidate to turn around the Panthers' stagnant attack, especially since he has little experience with dual-threat quarterbacks. The Panthers' sole focus should be finding a play-caller who knows how to maximize Cam Newton's strengths.
Jan 9 - 2:19 PM

NFL.com's Mike Silver does not expect Norv Turner to end up as the Bills' offensive coordinator.

Turner was believed to be in the mix to accompany Sean McDermott to Buffalo, but Silver doesn't believe that's in the cards. McDermott coached with Mike McCoy in Carolina and should be going all out to bring McCoy to the Bills.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 09:35:00 PM

Former Chargers coach and Vikings OC Norv Turner said he wants to continue coaching.

"I just enjoy it too much," Turner said. "I really enjoy teaching the players." Turner is now 64, but he remains one of the sharpest offensive minds in the game. He should get plenty of calls when the coaching carousel starts spinning.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:54:00 AM

Coach Mike Zimmer said he was "very, very surprised" when OC Norv Turner informed the team of his resignation on Wednesday.

It was fair to wonder whether Turner jumped ship or he was pushed off. But this sounds like it was all his decision. There had been rumors this was going to be Turner's last season anyway. Maybe his heart simply wasn't in it anymore. That's fine. But the Vikings are in a bind already on a short week. TEs coach Pat Shurmur was promoted to OC following Turner's departure.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 12:08:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Norv Turner has resigned as the Vikings' offensive coordinator.

This comes as quite the shock. Turner, 64, has been calling the plays in Minnesota since coach Mike Zimmer took the job at the start of the 2014 season. It's fair to wonder if Turner was forced out after the Vikings scored just 10 points in back-to-back games against the Eagles and Bears following the Week 6 bye. Both were Vikings losses after the team started 5-0. It's no secret the defense has been carrying Minnesota all season, as Turner's unit is 31st in total yards and 25th in points. But he lost Teddy Bridgewater (torn ACL) and Adrian Peterson (torn meniscus) to early-season knee injuries. The offensive line has also been riddled with injuries and can't block anyone. Look for OL coach Tony Sparano or TEs coach Pat Shurmur to take over for Turner.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Speaking about his plans for the Vikings' 2014 offense, new OC Norv Turner said "balance is the most critical thing."

"It's all about balance," Turner said. "We need to be good at all things." Turner was once among the league's best in running a balanced offense, but got pass happy near the end of his run in San Diego. His 2013 Browns offense was inexplicably the most pass heavy in the league, but that was largely a result of the Browns' total lack of talent at running back. That won't be an issue in Minnesota, but quarterback will. Regardless of who's under center, expect Norval to pound away with Adrian Peterson.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Vikings hired ex-Browns OC Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.

Turner is the second coordinator to leave the Browns this week after DC Ray Horton signed with the Titans earlier on Saturday. In Minnesota, he'll have complete control of the offense under defensive-minded HC Mike Zimmer. The Vikings have an unsettled quarterback situation going into the offseason, but Turner's aggressive passing scheme should maximize the talents of Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings. He also figures to incorporate more of a commitment to the running game behind Adrian Peterson after ranking 27th in rushing offense with the Browns this past season. Turner is an upgrade over Bill Musgrave's conservative, West Coast system and will look to improve one of the worst passing attacks in the league in 2013.
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 05:28:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings and in-limbo Browns OC Norv Turner "are close to a deal" that will make Turner the Vikings' offensive coordinator.

Multiple media outlets have seconded the report, while FOX Sports' Alex Marvez adds that Norv's son, Scott, will be named QBs coach. Scott worked with Norv in Cleveland as the Browns WRs coach. Norv's hiring is a big one for the Vikings, but he's thrust into another situation where there's no quarterback in place. At least this time Norv has Adrian Peterson. Cordarrelle Patterson is also an interesting fit into Norv's downfield, aggressive passing attack.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 09:06:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Vikings have received permission to interview in limbo Browns OC Norv Turner for the same position in Minnesota.

Neither Norval nor DC Ray Horton has formally been relieved of their duties in Cleveland, but the wayward franchise has allowed them to interview for jobs as their quixotic coaching search rolls on. Turner had grown stale by the end of his time in San Diego, but produced more points than should have been expected in Cleveland considering his lack of a viable quarterback or running back. He'd be a strong addition to new coach Mike Zimmer's staff, and a welcome hire for Adrian Peterson. Turner has coached five rushing champs during his career.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 02:00:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports Norval Turner is a candidate for the Ravens' offensive-coordinator vacancy.

Turner made the most of his limited weapons in Cleveland, and would be an ideal fit for big-armed Joe Flacco. Although the Browns all but abandoned the ground game in 2013, Turner also has a long history of successfully running the ball, coaching the league's rushing champ five separate times. He'd be an improvement on Jim Caldwell.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 06:51:00 PM

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