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Norv Turner thinks his San Diego Chargers stint is over

Norv Turner isn't stupid. He has known for weeks that his time with the San Diego Chargers is done, and he won't pretend otherwise.

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"Obviously, we're going to meet with the team, and I'm sure they'll start looking for a new coach," Turner said after Sunday's 24-21 win over the Oakland Raiders, via The Associated Press.

It's not often you see a coach wave the white flag like that, but few things are as certain in the NFL landscape right now as Turner being done in San Diego after a 7-9 season.

Turner has gone 56-40 in six seasons with the Chargers, but he's just 24-24 since 2010. If Turner chooses to stay in coaching on the NFL level, he'll likely have his choice of several teams as an offensive coordinator. Another head-coaching opportunity is not promised, however.

"It's tough," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said of Turner. "You've played quarterback for a guy for 102 games. That's a lot of time spent. A lot of fun, a lot of hard work, plenty of disagreements and aggravations. It's hard.

"Other than my dad, I don't know that there has been a coach that you've had so much respect for and trust for. Six years is a long time."

And now Turner's time is up.

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