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Chargers coach Norv Turner won't rule out being an offensive coordinator again if fired


San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner shouts instructions while his team falls quickly behind the Carolina Panthers during the first half of a NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in San Diego. The Chargers lost 31-7. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy) (The Associated Press)

Norv Turner isn't ruling out taking a job as an offensive coordinator for another NFL team if he is fired as coach of the San Diego Chargers after this season.

With the Chargers struggling at 5-9 and missing the playoffs for the third straight season, speculation has increased that the team will part ways with Turner, as well as general manager A.J. Smith. Turner says Wednesday during a conference call with New York-area reporters that he can't picture taking a year off from coaching.

When asked if becoming an offensive coordinator would appeal to him, Turner says he would want to be in "a place where you have an opportunity to win and be in a situation that there are coaches I've worked with and been around."

The Chargers' next opponent, the Jets, could be in the market for an offensive coordinator after a disappointing year under Tony Sparano.


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