Turner 'excited' for Chargers' season to start

Norv Turner speaks to the media after Monday's practice. Photo: Greg Wiest
Norv Turner speaks to the media after Monday's practice. Photo: Greg Wiest

By Joe Tash

Contributor

As San Diego football fans look forward to the start of the Chargers’ 2011 season with high hopes for the home team, one person is leaving nothing to chance — head coach Norv Turner.

Turner, 59, is starting his fifth season as the Bolts’ boss. As with his entire coaching staff and players, Turner has to make up for lost time following the NFL owners’ lockout, which ended last month after players and owners came to terms on a new, 10-year collective bargaining agreement. The lockout meant that training camp and other normal pre-season preparations had to be put on hold through much of the summer.

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