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Well, Jerry Richardson and the Carolina Panthers didn't take long. They let go long time coach John Fox at the end of this season after a 10-year run with a lot of early success and not much the past two years.
Now comes word that it will be Rivera time in Charlotte, if and when next season starts. The Panthers have brought in San Diego defensive coordinator and perennial coaching candidate Ron Rivera for a second job interview. According to the San Diego Tribune newspaper, unless he says something incredibly stupid today, Rivera will be announced as the Panthers new head coach tomorrow.
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If indeed this move happens in the morning, we wish Rivera a lot of luck. Though it won't be of the Andrew Luck kind. He's gonna need some help. The Panthers were the worst team in the NFL last season. The foundation of the team is gone and they don't really have the money to overhaul it.
We guess, on the good side, he's got a young, high draft pick QB in Jimmy Clausen and some good defensive holdover players. But the NFC South is a "MF" of a conference to play in when you are facing the Bucs, Falcons and Saints...all 10-win teams this season.
Here's Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com saying it will be done.