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Pitt names receivers coach

Pittsburgh has looked within for its new receivers coach.

Scott Turner, an offensive assistant the past two seasons, was promoted to replace Bryan Bossard, who was not retained.

"Scott Turner was a major contributor in our offensive staff room this past season," Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt said in a statement. "He is a very bright football coach whose strong knowledge is matched by his equally strong energy and commitment. Our receivers are going to benefit tremendously from his influence. He is also going to be a great asset on the recruiting trail, especially in his assigned areas of Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C."

A former quarterback at UNLV, Turner joined the Pitt staff in 2008 after working the previous two years at a Virginia high school. He is the son of San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner, who worked closely with Wannstedt on the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins staffs.

Turner will have a lot of talent to work with at receiver, with junior Jonathan Baldwin entering 2010 as perhaps the best receiver in the Big East. Sophomore Mike Shanahan showed great promise at the end of the season as well.