Browns hire Norv Turner to staff
The Cleveland Browns announced six additions to coach Rob Chudzinski's coaching staff Thursday, headlined by Norv Turner, who was named the team's offensive coordinator.
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Turner was fired as Chargers coach after a 7-9 2012 season, the team's third straight outside of the playoffs. The Chargers are the third team to fire Turner, who has an overall head-coaching record of 114-122-1.
Chudzinski, who spent the past two seasons as Carolina's offensive coordinator, was introduced as the Browns' sixth full-time coach last week. He coached tight ends on Turner's Chargers staff before following Ron Rivera to the Panthers in 2011.
"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," Chudzinski said in a statement. "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."
Turner's son, Scott, also was named to the Browns' staff as wide receivers coach. Scott Turner worked with Chudzinski in Carolina as the Panthers' offensive quality control coach.
Cleveland also added Mike Sullivan (offensive line) and Brad Roll (strength) to the staff, and retained Chris Tabor (special teams) and George Warhop (offensive line) from last year.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.