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Ex-Chargers Coach Turner Joins Browns as Offensive Coordinator

January 17, 2013

Former San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner joined the Cleveland Browns for his fifth stint as an offensive coordinator in the National Football League.

Turner, 60, was fired by the Chargers on Dec. 31 after the team’s first losing season since 2003. He joins the staff of new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, who was assistant head coach and tight ends coach under Turner in San Diego in 2009-10.

“Norv has been one of the most respected offensive coaches in the NFL over the last 25-30 years, and he has had a tremendous amount of success at each one of his stops,” Chudzinski said in a statement. “I was able to learn a great deal in the time that I worked for him in San Diego, and I expect that having him as our offensive coordinator will make a big impact on that side of the ball.”

Turner has spent 14 years as an NFL head coach, compiling a 114-122-1 record with the Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. He’s also been an offensive coordinator for the Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys.

The Browns’ offense ranked 25th of 32 teams this season in total yards. Rookies Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson and Josh Gordon led the team in passing, rushing and receiving, respectively.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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