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Panthers hire Ron Turner as consultant to coaching staff

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The Panthers have added a new member to their coaching staff and he comes with ties to several members of the organization.

The team announced that former Florida International head coach and longtime NFL assistant Ron Turner will be a consultant to the coaching staff. Turner’s son Cameron is the Panthers’ assistant quarterbacks coach and the elder Turner was on Bears coaching staffs with head coach Ron Rivera, defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, offensive coordinator Mike Shula and defensive line coach Eric Washington.

“He’ll work closely with the offense as far as evaluating the things that we’re doing, evaluating our opponents,” Rivera said in a statement. “And then he’ll also do some stuff for Steve Wilks, looking at what we’re doing and explaining how people might try to attack our defense.”

Turner served as the offensive coordinator for the Bears from 1993-96 and again from 2005-09 with a run as the head coach of the University of Illinois between the two stints. He coached current Panthers tight end Greg Olsen during the second stint, which also featured the Bears’ appearance in Super Bowl XLI. He worked with the Colts and Buccaneers after leaving the Bears and before spending three-plus years at FIU.

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6 Responses to “Panthers hire Ron Turner as consultant to coaching staff”
  1. bassplucker says: Jun 16, 2017 4:35 PM

    As bad he was with the Bears, none of the OCs they’ve hired since him have been any better. That’s pretty sad.

  2. rjglpkh says: Jun 16, 2017 5:02 PM

    This is for Mike Shula, if/when he screws up the offense, there’s someone waiting in the wings who’s familiar with the players.

  3. pantherpro says: Jun 16, 2017 6:18 PM

    Super Bowl!

  4. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 16, 2017 6:45 PM

    He had some absolutely brutal teams when he was the HC @ Illinois.

  5. motsuret06 says: Jun 16, 2017 9:50 PM

    Illinois is a brutal sort of place so I guess he was not out of place. Hope he is able to help the Panthers staff. They will need it.

  6. jgedgar70 says: Jun 20, 2017 8:51 AM

    bassplucker says:
    Jun 16, 2017 4:35 PM

    As bad he was with the Bears, none of the OCs they’ve hired since him have been any better. That’s pretty sad.
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    At least he believes in the tight end position, which is better than Martz was (and why we got Olsen from the Bears on the cheap). He was OC during a Super Bowl appearance, so he does get credit for that. I think he will be a help for us.

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