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Former Vikings OC Norv Turner Says He Wants To Coach Again

Adam Schefter reports that former Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner is interested in coaching again and would like to find an opportunity with a team that has a young quarterback to mold.

I just enjoy it too much,” Turner said. “I really enjoy teaching the players.

Turner says he’s in good shape and is contemplating what his next move could be. Although, Schefter adds that it would have to be with the right team, in the right city and with the right quarterback, so it sounds like Turner may not job at any opportunity.

Turner surprisingly resigned as Vikings offensive coordinator a few weeks ago. He later explained to Ian Rapoport that he felt like he was holding the team back before he ultimately decided to resign from his position earlier in the week.

Sometimes, you feel like you might be holding them back,” Turner said, “holding them back from things all getting on the same page. I don’t want anyone to think I was bailing. It just wasn’t working.

Since it came out of nowhere, some wondered if this could be healthy related or if he planned to retire from coaching. However, Turner said that he’s healthy and still unsure about his future as a football coach.

“It’s something people may not understand,” Turner explained. “It’s not me against somebody else. The situation was such … I don’t think I could get done the things we needed to get done. It wasn’t something you just wake up and decide. It’s been building. It wasn’t going to work with me. So let me get out of the way and let them have a chance to make it work.”


Turner, 64, was hired by the Vikings to run their offense back in 2014 and he’s spent the past two and half years in Minnesota. The Vikings currently rank No. 31 in yards per game, No. 28 in points passing yards per game, No. 31 in rushing yards per game and No. 23 in points per game this season.

We’ll have more regarding a new opportunity for Turner as the news is available.

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