In moves over the last week, former San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner landed the offensive coordinator post in Cleveland, while former Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt is setting up shop right here in San Diego as the OC.
For Whisenhunt, he only had to travel one state over to get his next NFL job, a spot that he and new head coach Mike McCoy both hope will lead to the Bolts lighting up the scoreboard next season.
Whisenhunt, who guided Arizona to its only Super Bowl, will look to turn around QB Philip Rivers, who has struggled the last two seasons with more interceptions and turnovers in general. San Diego, which has now missed the playoffs three straight seasons, hired former Denver offensive coordinator McCoy last week to replace Turner.
Speaking of Turner, the former head man for the Bolts will now take up shop in northeast Ohio, signing on to be the OC for the hapless but hopeful Browns.
Turner, who was let go as Chargers head coach following a 7-9 2012 season, has an overall head-coaching record of 114-122-1, having also led the Redskins and Raiders.
Rob Chudzinski, who spent the past pair of campaigns as Carolina's offensive coordinator, was hired as the Browns' sixth full-time coach earlier this month. He coached tight ends on Turner's Chargers staff before leaving to go to Charlotte for the 2011 season.
"Norv has been one of the most respected offensive coaches in the NFL over the last 25-30 years, and he has had a tremendous amount of success at each one of his stops -- as a position coach, coordinator and head coach," Chudzinski commented in a statement. "I was able to learn a great deal in the time that I worked for him in San Diego, and I expect that having him as our offensive coordinator will make a big impact on that side of the ball."
Turner's son, Scott, also was named to the Browns' staff as wide receivers coach.
For Turner and Whisenhunt, a change of scenery may do both good this coming season.