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Norv Turner resigns

A stunning development in an already crazy Vikings season.

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After a two-game skid where the Vikings offense was incredibly anemic, lots of Vikings fans have called for Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner’s job.

It looks like they got their wish.

In an absolutely stunning twist to a Vikings season that has already been an absolute roller coaster, Norv Turner is apparently stepping down as Offensive Coordinator in Minnesota, according to Adam Schefter.

Obviously the “resigned” verbiage might be a polite way of saying Turner was relieved of his duties. The Vikings offense ranks at or near the bottom in several categories and metrics. Turner’s play calling has been called into question fairly often throughout his tenure, especially during the current two-game losing skid. Either way it appears that Turner’s time with the Vikings is done.

No replacement for Turner has been named as of this publishing. We will likely learn more during Mike Zimmer’s press conference, which is scheduled for 11:00 AM Central Time from Winter Park.

UPDATE 9:44 AM: According to a statement from the Vikings, Tight Ends coach Pat Shurmur will take over Offensive Coordinator abilities on an interim basis. Shurmur was the Offensive Coordinator with the Eagles before coming to Minnesota.

Stay tuned for much more on this story as it develops.