Former San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner has been named the new offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, according to a report Thursday afternoon from Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
It will be a bit of a role reversal for Turner as he will now report to head coach Rob Chudzinkski, who worked under Turner in San Diego. Chudzinkski hailed Turner as one of the most respected offensive coaches in the NFL in the past 25 years and said the knowledge he gained by working for him will now be put to the test as the new coach of the Browns:
“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 as a position coach, coordinator and head coach. 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.”
The Chargers fired Turner at the end of December after his sixth season with the team, having taken the reigns from Marty Schottenheimer in 2007. He had previously won two Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys as an offensive coordinator.