Turner would be 'excited' to return to Bolts

By Bernie Wilson

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Jan. 2 2012 1:55 p.m. MST

San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner greets defensive end Jacques Cesaire (74) after an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. The Chargers won 38-26.

Marcio Jose Sanchez, Associated Press

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SAN DIEGO — Chargers coach Norv Turner says he knows a decision on his future is being made by team president Dean Spanos and will be announced in a matter of days.

Turner says he'd be "excited" to return to the Chargers for his sixth season because he thinks they "can go do some great things."

Whether he gets the chance is up to Spanos, who also is deciding whether general manager A.J. Smith returns.

The Chargers (8-8) missed the playoffs for the second straight season. They started 4-1 and ended 4-1, but were doomed by a six-game losing streak in the middle of the season.

Turner, who has two years left on his contract, was fired by the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders in previous stints as an NFL head coach.

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