Bears Fire Ron Turner as Offensive Coordinator

A poor season for the Bears on offense has cost a coordinator his job. The team on Tuesday canned offensive coordinator Ron Turner day after reports came out that coach Lovie Smith will retain his job.

The team went 7-9 this season, and the offense with new QB Jay Cutler had its moments of struggle, and in the end, it was Turner that will have to take the fall for the issues on that side of the ball. Turner, who was in his fifth straight year as the team’s offensive coordinator, was one of the first assistants the team met with Tuesday morning.

Also, the Bears are expected to name assistant Rod Marinelli the defensive coordinator, according to a Tribune source. He will relieve head coach Lovie Smith of those duties.

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