Panthers name Turner offensive coordinator

From ESPN - January 12, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have named former NFL head coach Norv Turner their new offensive coordinator, the team announced Friday.

Turner, 65, replaces Mike Shula, who along with quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey, was fired Tuesday.

"Norv has coached Hall of Famers, he's set a lot of people on the career paths that they have had," said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera via statement. "I am excited about his knowledge and his offensive prowess. It's going to be invaluable to us have him evaluate our personnel and help take our quarterback to another level."

Turner's son, Scott, who worked with the quarterbacks at the University of Michigan this past season, will be the new position coach for Cam Newton, according to another source.

Rivera made the move because he felt a change was needed to further the development of Newton, who had 30 interceptions to only 41 touchdown passes the past two seasons.

"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.


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