Norv Turner agrees to become Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator

Norv Turner agrees to become Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator

His son, Scott, who was on Jim Harbaugh's staff at MI this past season after working with his dad in Minnesota, will serve as Cam Newton's position coach, a source told ESPN.

He'll take over for Mike Shula, whom the Panthers fired following their wild-card-round loss to the Saints.

Former NFL head coach and veteran assistant Norv Turner has agreed in principle to join the Carolina Panthers as their new offensive coordinator.

"I came to the conclusion going forward the thing we needed to do was bring in a different perspective, different ideas in terms of going forward to what I believe is our ultimate goal, and that is winning a Super Bowl, " Rivera said Tuesday.

He previously spent time as head coach with the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders and then San Diego Chargers, boasting a combined 114-122-1 record with four playoff appearances. He always has spoken highly of what Turner has done for him professionally and personally.


Just this week, the NCAA allowed Division I football programs to add a 10th on-field assistant coach to their staff. MI now has nine assistant coaches on staff, pending Greg Frey's reported departure for Florida State, and just hired quarterback guru Dan Enos as wide receivers coach.

Scott Turner was the quality control coach at Carolina during Rivera's first two years (2011-2012).

This represents a return to coaching for Turner, who abruptly left his job as the Minnesota Vikings' offensive coordinator last season.

Rivera and Turner have a history together, so it's not surprising that Ron ultimately made a decision to give Norv the job.

One of Turner's strengths has been developing young quarterbacks such as Troy Aikman, and. Newton has thrown 30 interceptions over the past two seasons.

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