The Redskins announced that Scott Turner will be their new offensive coordinator, and in turn, set off a tremendous homecoming story that most probably forgot about.
Turner grew up in Northern Virginia. Why? Because his dad was Norv Turner, head coach of the Redskins from 1994 to 2000. His career in Washington ended poorly, being fired with three games remaining in 2000 despite a winning record. Regardless, coming back to the Redskins seems like going full circle for Scott Turner, who turned 37 last August.
After attending college at UNLV, Turner began the life of many football coaches, bouncing around and waiting for a break. The first big one came in 2011 when Turner got his first NFL job working as an offensive quality control assistant for the Panthers in what was Ron Rivera's first year as head coach. Rivera had previously served as defensive coordinator of the Chargers, where Norv Turner was the head coach, and that's likely where the Redskins new boss met his future offensive coordinator.
Turner worked with the Panthers for two seasons and then had coaching stops with the Browns, Vikings and the University of Michigan before eventually finding his way back to Charlotte in 2018. He worked for Rivera another two years until Carolina fired Rivera.
Now, both have landed in Washington. If it seems like a long, circular route, that's because it kind of has been. And for Turner, it feels like a long trip home.
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