Monday, January 14, 2008
Norval Eugene Turner.
Affectionately known as Norv, Turner is currently the coach of the San Diego Chargers, a team that hugely upset the Indianapolis Colts without starting QB Phillip Rivers for much of the game and All-Universe RB LaDainian Tomlinson for almost the entire game.
Redskin and Raider fans will remember Norv from his unspectacular head coaching jobs with those teams (although to be fair, those Raider teams wouldn't have been good with Vince Lombardi coaching them...no excuse with the Skins though). Norv is perhaps better known for his various stints as an offensive coach and coordinator, including jobs at USC, Cal, the Dallas Cowboys and LA/StL Majestic Bighorns.
When one sees Norv on the sidelines, one cannot get past the fact that he looks completely over-matched and lost. He looks like he has no business being an NFL head coach. Yet he keeps winning. How? My vote is for magic.