Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/17/13
The Browns made official Thursday what had been reported for a week longtime NFL coach Norv Turner will be the teams offensive coordinator. Turner is a strong hire, with 15 years experience as a head coach and seven as a coordinator. Word of Turners hiring broke at almost the exact same moment as the hiring of Rob Chudzinski as coach but was not made official by the Browns until he completed a vacation in Hawaii. The hiring also caused chatter in NFL circles because Turner has a relationship with Mike Lombardi, whose name will not go away when rumored potential front office types are mentioned for the Browns. Turner won 56 games with the Chargers the past six years, but went a disappointing (given expectations) 8-8 and 7-9 his final two seasons. Before coaching the Chargers, he spent two years coaching the Raiders in Oakland, where Lombardi was in the front office. Browns CEO Joe Banner has stated that Lombardi has not been involved in the teams coach search, and Banner declined t...
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