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Bucs QB coach Ron Turner to take head job at FIU

Ron Turner, Josh Freeman AP

The season for coaches changing jobs continues.

According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN, Florida International University is set to name Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Ron Turner as their next head coach.

Turner 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.

Florida International fired head coach Mario Cristobal after a 3-9 season in 2012.

Turner has spent the last eight seasons coaching in the NFL. He served as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears from 2005 to 2009. Turner then became the wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts under Jim Caldwell and moved to quarterbacks coach in 2011. Turner then joined Greg Schiano’s staff in Tampa Bay.

 

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10 Responses to “Bucs QB coach Ron Turner to take head job at FIU”
  1. csszrr says: Jan 4, 2013 12:02 AM

    I think his brother just got fired from a job.

  2. rajbais says: Jan 4, 2013 12:38 AM

    Why is Hue Jackson not given a head coaching job anywhere??

  3. metalhead65 says: Jan 4, 2013 12:50 AM

    well that would explain the bucs qb problems this year. look for Freeman to have a monster year without useless clown coaching him. after what he did with the bears why would anyone put him in a position that had anything to do with offense?

  4. patfic15 says: Jan 4, 2013 6:32 AM

    Wow. They must be thrilled.

  5. fuglyflorio says: Jan 4, 2013 6:42 AM

    A year with Schiano was quite enough thank you.

  6. bunjy96 says: Jan 4, 2013 7:18 AM

    Double barreled hit to Freeman, after a franchise setting year, if Sullivan leaves also.

    Seems like every year a new coach.

    Makes me think of Smith in Frisco.

  7. mute617 says: Jan 4, 2013 7:26 AM

    No wonder Freeman sucked this year… He was listening o Ron Tirner

  8. jersey73 says: Jan 4, 2013 7:32 AM

    While he didn’t do as well at Illinois as I hoped, I wish him nothing but the best at FIU.

  9. geefan1 says: Jan 4, 2013 9:02 AM

    So I guess that’s two they’ve sent back to college.

  10. houseofbacon says: Jan 4, 2013 10:11 AM

    Honestly? Blessing in disguise.

    If Sullivan leaves for the Bears, Freeman is in trouble, and not of his own design or fault. Turner was not great, there’s been reports around One Buc that he went against when Sully was trying to teach Freeman.

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