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Ron Turner joins ex-Bear Harbaugh at Stanford

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner has joined ex-Bears quarterback Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Stanford.

Biggs does not say what position Turner will fill.  The Cardinal has a vacancy at quarterbacks coach, and David Shaw on staff as offensive coordinator.
Turner was previously on the watch list for the Giants’ quarterbacks coach job.
After the Turner-to-Giants rumor surfaced, we spoke to Bears club spokesman Jim Christman, who has maintained a relationship with Turner since the ex-offensive coordinator’s January firing.  Christman hinted that Turner, despite a poor track record at Illinois and Chicago’s underachieving 2009 offense, was in play for jobs other than the Giants’.
At Stanford, Turner will oversee the development of promising rising sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck.  Luck’s freshman-year numbers weren’t off the chart in the Cardinal’s run-first offense, but he has prototypical NFL size at 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, intriguing athleticism, and what appears to be an NFL arm.
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7 Responses to “Ron Turner joins ex-Bear Harbaugh at Stanford”
  1. JimTheHammerShapiro says: Feb 4, 2010 10:06 PM

    Oh, don’t worry, I have seen Harbaugh getting down on Castro Street, and I can assure you, he is still a Bear.

  2. CYGNUS X-1 says: Feb 4, 2010 10:43 PM

    well say goodbye to any pro dreams you may have luck.on second thought listen to what he has to say and do the ecxat opposite and you still might have a chance.why would anyone give this guy a chance to screw up an offense in any way shape or form?

  3. danno1212 says: Feb 4, 2010 11:36 PM

    Thanks for your time in Chicago Ron! You had a couple good years with us, and i apreciate your services! Good Luck!

  4. elengineer says: Feb 4, 2010 11:52 PM

    David Shaw is rumored to be the OC at USC under Kiffin.

  5. seanx says: Feb 5, 2010 12:53 AM

    Doesn’t seem like a long-term job. Harbaugh will be in Ann Arbor very shortly.

  6. Little Tommy says: Feb 5, 2010 3:39 AM

    Well there goes that program. Watching a Ron Turner offense is like watching paint dry!

  7. fanker says: Feb 5, 2010 4:09 AM

    After the destruction that Ron Turner caused to both the University of Illinois and the Bears, he shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near the game of football. I wish nothing but terrible things upon him.

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