Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer is reporting that head coach Rob Chudzinski will name Norv Turner his offensive coordinator. The delay in announcement of the hiring is that Turner is currently out of town.
Turner, 60, was head coach of the San Diego Chargers for the past six seasons, and Chudzinski spent two of those seasons as his tight ends coach and assistant head coach in 2009-2010. He has a record of 118-126-1 in stints with Oakland, Washington, and San Diego. He also has experience as offensive coordinator in Dallas, San Diego, Miami, and San Francisco for a combined seven seasons.
Chudzinski said Friday morning that he would be open to relinquishing play calling responsibilities if he had the right coordinator.
Cabot also reports that the search for GM/personnel director includes names Ray Farmer (Chiefs), Tom Gamble (49ers), George Paton (Vikings), John Idzik (Seahawks), and Michael Lombardi (NFL Network analyst).