In a season that could end with Norv Turner being named the NFL’s coach of the year, his big brother has coached for his final year in Chicago.
The Bears have fired offensive coordinator Ron Turner, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
The long-rumored move comes as no surprise; someone had to take the fall for quarterback Jay Cutler’s horrendous performance in his first year with the Bears, and with neither G.M. Jerry Angelo nor coach Lovie Smith on the chopping block, Turner was the obvious scapegoat.
We’re told that the rest of the offensive staff also has been fired, clearing a path for the new offensive coordinator to start from scratch.
The obvious candidate? USC offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, who served as Cutler’s position coach in Denver.