Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/4/13
I never thought I’d see Ron Turner trending nationally on Twitter. I guess the Mayans were off by a couple weeks on that whole apocalypse thing. Turner is the brother of just fired San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner, and lack of coaching ability runs in the family. Turner was previously offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears twice (1993-96) and (2005-2009). The Bears never won anything under his offenses.  He had previously been a head coach at San Jose State and Illinois. Turner led Illinois from 1997-2004 and took the Illini to a Big Ten title in 2001. Turner went just 4-19 over his final two years at Illinois before being fired and replaced by Ron Zook. And his first two Illini teams went 3-19. Which made him a lot like his Illini predecessor Lou Tepper, and his heir apparent, in having a career record well below .500 Florida International fired head coach Mario Cristobal after a 3-9 season in 2012. This is the same school that gave Isaiah Thomas a job after he wrecked th...
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