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Vikings OC Norv Turner resigns, says it's in "best interest" of team

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Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner resigned on Wednesday, following the team's second straight loss. "I have tremendous respect for [head coach] Mike Zimmer, our coaching staff, and our players and at this time I think it is in the best interest of the team to step down," Turner said in a statement. "I thank the Wilf family for my time here in Minnesota and want to see our players and coaches achieve success." After Turner surprised Zimmer on Wednesday morning with his resignation, Turner told ESPN's Ed Werder, "I think it's just we have different views on where the offense was going." Zimmer said later Wednesday that he was "very, very surprised" by the resignation, and called Turner, 64, a "very good friend of mine." Zimmer also announced that he had a minor procedure on Tuesday for a torn retina. Pat Shurmur, who was hired this offseason as the Vikings' tight ends coach, will be the interim offensive coordinator. ...
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