Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/7/12
San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner responded to a report that he will be fired, according to NFL.com. The San Diego Union Tribune reported Thursday that Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be let go at the end of the season. Chargers owner Alex Spanos released a statement Thursday night saying that no decisions have been made on the future of Turner and Smith. Turner was asked about the Union-Tribune's report on Friday. "It's part of the deal," he said. "The one thing I always feel good about, I got here at 5:30 in the morning and there were guys in the weight room, there were guys in the training room, there were guys already in meeting rooms watching tape," he said. "... Any of the reports haven't affected them, and that's what I care about. They're getting ready to go and play their best and give themselves a chance to win in Pittsburgh." He also denied the rumors would have a bearing on how he coaches. "I don't think so, you know, that's what I was trying to refer to," he said. "Our staff was here doing cards, preparing for practice when I got here at 5:30 in the morning. It's an outstanding staff and I think they've done an outstanding job for this football team." The 4-8 Chargers have not made the playoffs since they went 13-3 in 2009. After struggling last year, Spanos gave Turner and Smith another year to turn the team around.
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