Found January 04, 2012 on
A month ago, Norv Turner was toast. Then he gets two breaks. The Chargers win four of their last five. After that, Clark Judge says, Philip Rivers speaks favorably of Turner, which convinces Dean Spanos to keep him.

NFL Black Monday: Fire Norv Turner!

Although Turner has had moderate success in San Diego, after a dissatisfying 2011, the Chargers should realize now that Norv Turner is no longer the man who will win the franchise’s first Super Bowl. The San Diego Chargers front office has made some very questionable decisions over the years. First, they fired, Marty Schottenheimer, a highly successful head coach, after a 14...

It's Official: Chargers Retain Smith And Turner

Moments ago Dean Spanos made it official, announcing that GM AJ Smith and coach Norv Turner will return for the 2012 season. In a statement released at, Spanos said, "Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to get back to the playoffs. A.J. Smith is the best man... //

Norv Turner, A.J. Smith Will Return to San Diego Chargers Next Year

Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be back next season, according to the the team. After finishing a disappointing 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the second straight year, there was a lot of speculation that Turner and Smith were both on the chopping block. The team apparently felt differently, despite the decrease in the team's win total each...

Chargers retain Norv Turner, A.J. Smith

After flip-flopping on the idea in recent days, Chargers ownership determined that a once-expected organizational overhaul was not to take place. According to multiple reports, Dean Spanos finally revealed Tuesday that both head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be back with the Bolts in 2012. “Bottom line, I believe these two men give us the best chance to...

Pagano spurns UCLA, named Chargers DC

New UCLA head coach Jim Mora was hoping to have his staff complete the beginning of this week. Clearly those plans have hit a bump in the road. Thursday revealed more uncertainty. John Pagano was named defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers, head coach Norv Turner announced Thursday. Pagano takes over for Greg Manusky, who was fired after one season. Pagano, who'...

Spanos believes Chargers can turn things around 'very quickly'

Chargers president Dean Spanos ended the speculation Tuesday, announcing coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith will be back with the team next season.

Chargers Stay The Course And Sports Media Reacts

With the announcement by Dean Spanos of his intention to keep Chargers GM AJ Smith and head coach Norv Turner, San Diego’s sports airwaves turned from rampant speculation about the future of the Chargers front office and coaching staff to analysis of and even outrage toward the direction of the... //

5 NFL coaches already on the hot seat for 2012

The 2011 NFL season hasn’t ended yet, but there are clearly five NFL head coaches which are squarely on the hot seat for 2012, before the season even starts. Several of the coaches on this list were rumored to be on their way out this season, but for whatever reason, have been granted a reprieve for the 2012 season with the expectations of win now, or else. San Diego...

It’s Spanos’ decision, and so far we’re not privy to his reasons

The Chargers are not a democracy, but a dictatorship. You don’t have a vote. I don’t have a vote. Philip Rivers doesn’t have a vote. Chuck Norris has a vote, but he chooses to abstain.

Chargers should be looking for a head coach-defense

As previously reported, the San Diego status quo goes only so far.  The Chargers officially have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. “I’d like to thank Greg for the passion and enthusiasm he brought to our team and coaching staff this past season,” coach Norv Turner said in a statement released by the team. Apparently, passion…

Chargers Replace Defensive Coordinator

The San Diego Chargers defense couldn't get off the field last season. So, its playcaller will. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was fired Wednesday, just one year into a two-year contract, after the Chargers allowed opponents to convert 49.2 percent of third downs, the NFL's worst mark since 1995. Hours later, Norv Turner announced Manusky's successor, promoting linebackers...
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