Pat Shurmur will be the interim offensive coordinator for the rest of the season, the team announced Wednesday morning. Turner, in his 27th season as an NFL coach, had called plays for the Vikings in 40 games under head coach Mike Zimmer.
Shurmur was hired this offseason as the Vikings tight ends coach and, along with new offensive line coach Tony Sparano, was brought in to invigorate the offense with new ideas.
Shurmur has seven years of experience as a head coach (Browns) and offensive coordinator (Rams, Eagles). He was the OC in Philadelphia in 2015 when Sam Bradford was the quarterback. That year, the offense was 12th in total yards and 13th in points scored.