Norv Turner expected to be named Carolina's offensive coordinator


Former NFL head coach Norv Turner arrived in Charlotte on Wednesday to finalize details that would make him the next offensive coordinator of the, a league source told ESPN.

After finishing 19th in total offense for the second straight season, the Carolina Panthers made a decision to clean house on that side of the ball by firing Mike Shula and Ken Dorsey.

The 65-year-old coach has been out of football since resigning from his post as the Vikings' offensive coordinator during the 2016 season.

Turner will be expected to spark to a Panthers offense with dynamic playmakers in Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey that was criticized as often being predictable under Shula's watch. 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.

Head coach Ron Rivera hopes the moves will help star quarterback Cam Newton as he continues to develop.

"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 after firing Shula and Dorsey. Newton has thrown 30 interceptions over the past two years.

Scott Turner was an offensive analyst for the Michigan Wolverines in 2017. The Seahawks missed the playoffs this year for the first time since the 2011 season. After short stops in Miami, Oakland and San Francisco, Turner replaced Marty Schottenheimer as head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 2007.

Norv and Scott Turner aren't the only former Vikings assistants in the news these days.