Norv Turner Will Bring Son Scott Turner To Minnesota as QB Coach
By Dan Zinski
Dec 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner comes off the field at halftime against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Zimmer’s staff is taking shape in rapid fashion. George Edwards already is coming aboard as DC, and any moment now we’re expected to get official confirmation that Norv Turner will be hopping on the Z-train as offensive coordinator.
When Norv arrives – and it’s a matter of when, not if at this point – he is expected to hire his son Scott as QB coach. Scott Turner’s experience includes serving as an assistant under Norv’s old Dallas pal Dave Wannstedt when Wanny was head coach at Pitt, and also serving as offensive quality control coach in Carolina.
Nothing like a little nepotism to help a young man advance in his chosen career.
Some weirdos had been hoping Brett Favre might get the call as QB coach, but I guess that jump from high school offensive coordinator to pro QB coach was just too big. Scott Turner has built up a solid enough resume away from his father and seems like a legit choice to work with the quarterbacks in Minnesota.
Now we just need to find out which QBs he’ll actually be working with next season. Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder are under contract, but Cassel has an option and could choose to test the free agent market in a year where there aren’t a lot of attractive free agent QBs.
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