Monday, February 19, 2007

Norv is back in town

Well, not this town.

The San Diego Chargers announced that they have hired ex-Redskins coach Norv Turner as their head coach replacing Marty Schottenheimer, who replaced Turner as head coach of the Washington Redskins in 2001.

One of Turner's first tasks will be to fill the defensive coordinator vacancy created when Wade Phillips got the Dallas head coaching job that Turner didn't get. See how all that works? On job interviews, be nice to everybody, because you just never know.

As coach and OC, Turner has a history of developing power runners. Emmitt Smith, Stephen Davis, Ricky Williams and Frank Gore thrived under Turner. In LaDainian "The Omen" Tomlinson, Turner will work with the best back he's coached since, well, LaDainian Tomlinson, who entered the league while Turner was OC in San Diego.

Turner is one of the genuinely good guys. Master4caster wishes him well in his new role.

Norv Turner photo credit: Bob Carr,

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