Norv Turner finalizing deal to be Panthers' offensive coordinator

Then-Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner watches warmups before

Norv Turner has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Panthers to become their next offensive coordinator, sources told Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer.

After finishing 19th in total offense for the second straight season, the Carolina Panthers chose to clean house on that side of the ball by firing Mike Shula and Ken Dorsey. Rivera coached under Turner for four years with the San Diego Chargers, including three as their defensive coordinator before landing the head coaching gig in Carolina.

Newton reports Turner will bring his son, former Vikings quarterbacks coach and current MI offensive analyst Scott Turner, to Charlotte with him. Scott Turner is an offensive analyst at the University of MI and previously worked for the Panthers as an offensive quality control coordinator from 2011-12.

The Panthers' woes on offense were their Achilles' heel this season.

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Turner most recently worked as the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 2014-16, where Scott acted as quarterbacks coach. Newton has thrown 30 interceptions and 41 touchdowns in the past two years.

Norv Turner's brother, Ron, is an offensive consultant for the Panthers and his nephew Cameron is the team's assistant quarterbacks coach.

Turner, also a former head coach at Washington and Oakland, was scheduled to meet with Rivera and others in the organization on Wednesday night.

But he said in June at an NFL coaching clinic that he wanted to get back into the league and that he'd been ed by several coaches about opportunities. Barring a snag, a formal announcement is expected over the next couple of days.

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