Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

Happy Monday. I hope you all have one more day off of work like I do. I can’t wait till the middle of the week when we get to find out what is happening with our head coaching situation.

Philip Rivers threw three touchdown passes and Richard Goodman returned a kickoff 105 yards for another score as the San Diego Chargers ended Oakland’s playoff hopes by beating the Raiders 38-26 on Sunday.

For coaches of non-playoff teams, the end of the season frequently means answering questions about job security. Several coaches on the hot seat began that process Sunday after their teams’ final games.

OAKLAND — Many well-placed people in and around the Chargers insisted that Norv Turner’s fate was all but sealed a month ago and cemented on Christmas Eve. Turner, himself, seemed as though he’d be surprised if he got another season as head coach, all things considered.

Yet one man is making the decision on Turner’s future.

Despite missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season, which could lead to his firing, Chargers coach Norv Turner clings to a core of support inside San Diego’s locker room leading up to Sunday’s season finale against the Oakland Raiders.

Norv Turner’s reign as the San Diego Chargers’ head coach appears to have just one game left to be played out. Turner is expected to be relieved of his head coaching duties soon after Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune: