FIU hires Ron Turner as new head coach

Panthers pick NFL assistant

Published On: Jan 03 2013 11:09:22 PM EST

FIU has named Ron Turner as its new football coach.

According to several reports, Turner will take over for Mario Cristobal.

Turner, 59, was the quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs last season.

He also was a coach at the University of Illinois.

Turner is the brother of former Chargers head coach Norv Turner.