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Turner's history: Maximizing young talent

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By all accounts, the Vikings are close to hiring Norv Turner as their offensive coordinator. Given his last two stints as offensive coordinator, that could be good news for young Vikings like Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph.

Norv Turner's last two stints in the NFL as an offensive coordinator have both been one-year stays marked with big jumps of improvement in young stars. Turner turned his 2006 run with the San Francisco 49ers into a head coaching gig with the San Diego Chargers, where his six-season stay there featured only one losing season – his last, with a 7-9 mark. In the last decade, Turner has been a... Recommended Stories

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