Originally posted on NBC San Diego  |  Last updated 1/3/12

ATLANTA - AUGUST 29: Head coach Norv Turner of the San Diego Chargers watches the play on the field during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on August 29, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons beat the Chargers 27-24. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
There will be no change atop the San Diego Chargers. Dean Spanos announced Tuesday that general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner will both be retained for the 2012 season despite a two-year playoff absence. “Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs,” Spanos said in a team release. “A.J. Smith is the best man to improve our roster, and Norv Turner is the best man to lead that roster on the field. “Together, we have stability and experience that’s hard to find in the NFL. They’ve both been in this league a long time. I don’t think there is anything they haven’t seen or experienced. They’ve led us through some difficult situations." While not changing GM or head coach, Spanos reassured fans he hopes for change on the field. The Chargers have gone a franchise-record eight seasons without a losing record, but the team is still in search of its first Super Bowl win. “Now we will take a hard look at everything," Spanos said, "from
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