Originally written December 31, 2011 on Fox Sports:
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Chargers head coach Norv Turner will be fired sometime next week, meaning Sunday's game in Oakland will be his last with the team, the San Diego Union Tribune reported Saturday. Sources familiar with team president Dean Spanos' thinking told the newspaper that Spanos feels he has no choice but to make a change after the team lost six games in a row mid-season. "There reaches a point of no return," a person in the Chargers' organization said. The ax will fall despite Turner's reign at the Chargers being as successful as any of the team's previous coaches. He will enter Sunday's game with a 48-31 win-loss record -- the second best regular-season winning percentage of any Chargers head coach. If the team beats the Raiders on Sunday, and his postseason record is added to the equation, Turner will top the list of Chargers coaches. Turner's dismissal will not be unexpected, with the coach being told in November that he quickly needed positive res...
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