Michigan is reportedly hiring a former Minnesota Vikings assistant coach.
Albert Breer of the MMQB reports that the Wolverines are adding ex-Vikings QB coach Scott Turner as an offensive assistant. Turner, who’s 34 years old, was hired by the Vikings for the 2014 season and worked with first-round NFL Draft pick Teddy Bridgewater.
With Turner’s help, Bridgewater passed for 2,919 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for his rookie season (2014). The next season, Bridgewater threw for 3,231 yards, 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He also increased his completion percentage from 64.4 to 65.3. The quarterback missed the 2016 season because of a serious knee injury.
Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman confirmed the report.
Michigan to hire Scott Turner as offensive analyst
Per source, Michigan is hiring highly-regarded ex-Vikings QBs coach Scott Turner as an offensive analyst.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 20, 2017
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) February 20, 2017
Turner is the son of Norv Turner, the longtime NFL coach who is 114-122-1 as an NFL head coach (Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers).
Turner started his coaching career at Oregon State as a grad assistant. He also played quarterback at UNLV, appearing in games during both the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Scott Turner’s previous coaching roles
- Oregon State grad assistant (2005)
- South County High School (2006-2007)
- Pitt offensive assistant (2008-2009)
- Pitt WR coach (2010)
- Carolina Panthers quality control coordinator (2011-2012)
- Cleveland Browns WR coach (2013)
- Minnesota Vikings QB coach (2014-2016)