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Panthers to Interview Norv Turner as Possible New Offensive Coordinator

It’s sounding like the Panthers are turning to an old friend of Panthers head coach Ron Rivera as the teams new offensive coordinator.

Sporting News reports that the team will speak to Norv Turner, and that he’ll interview with the teams on Wednesday.

A source told Sporting News that Turner will fly to Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday for an interview to replace Mike Shula, who was fired earlier in the day in the aftermath of Carolina’s first-round playoff loss to the Saints. Shula had served as offensive coordinator the past three seasons after being promoted from quarterbacks coach in 2015.

Turner and Rivera became close during the former’s time coaching the then-San Diego Chargers. Rivera served as linebackers coach in 2007 and defensive coordinator from 2008-10 before becoming Carolina’s head coach in 2011.

Turner, 65, hasn’t coached since resigning as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator during the 2016 season; however, a source told Sporting News he was amenable to returning elsewhere under the right circumstances.


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