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Report: Vikings homing in on Norv Turner as OC

Posted by: Chris Miller under Vikings offense Updated: January 16, 2014 - 8:23 AM

New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is 57, has coached 35 years, and been an NFL assistant for 20 seasons. But this is his first head coaching job.

It appears he'll probably have an assistant who can fill him in on how to run a team.

Norv Turner, who has been head coach of three NFL teams and offensive coordinator for four, is reported to be near reaching an agreement to be the Vikings offensive coordinator.  Adam Schefter, the NFL "Insider" for ESPN, filed that report this morning, a day after he reported the Vikings got permission to speak to Turner from the Browns.  Turner is the Browns offensive coordinator, but a lame duck  because coach Rob Chudzinski has been fired.

Turner, 61, has been head coach of the Raiders, Chargers and Redskins. He was offensive coordinator on two Dallas teams that won Super Bowls.

The Vikings press conference to "introduce" Zimmer, who was hired yesterday, has been set for Friday morning.

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