The Minnesota Vikings’ struggling offense just underwent a change, for better or worse.
Norv Turner resigned as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator Wednesday. Vikings tight end coach Pat Shurmur will take over the position.
Turner was in the midst of his third season as the Vikings’ offensive coordinator. He joined the organization prior to the 2014 campaign after spending one season as the Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator.
Turner also has served as offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys at points in his coaching career. He won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Cowboys in 1992 and 1993 while serving on Jimmy Johnson’s staff.
Turner, who turned 64 earlier this year, has served as head coach of the Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins. His most recent head coaching experience came with San Diego, where he spent six seasons from 2007 through 2012.
Wednesday’s resignation comes on the heels of the Vikings suffering back-to-back losses after starting the season 5-0. They scored just 10 points in each loss, with the most recent defeat coming against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
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