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January 22, 2007

McCoy looking like frontrunner

MOBILE, Ala. - A few notes from the first day of Senior Bowl practices.

Panthers coach John Fox and general manager Marty Hurney said Monday night nothing has been decided about filling the vacant offensive coordinator and offensive line coach jobs. But signs are pointing to quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy being elevated to the coordinator’s job. Interestingly, tight ends coach Dave Magazu spent his time watching offensive linemen during Monday afternoon’s practice. That could be a sign that Magazu, who has experience as an offensive line coach, could switch positions.

Bengals quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese interviewed for the coordinator’s job last week. Sources in the Bengals organization said he’s expects to stay in Cincinnati. Cleveland offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, who took over as Browns offensive coordinator six games into last season, also has interviewed with the Panthers. It isn’t clear what role Davidson interviewed for. But Davidson has experience working with tight ends and could be a candidate for that spot, if Magazu switches to offensive line. Davidson also has interviewed for the offensive coordinator job in Arizona.

LEAK MEASURES IN: Florida quarterback Chris Leak, a Charlotte native, measured in at 5 feet, 11.7 inches as players were sized up for height and weight Monday morning. Falling short of the 6-foot mark wasn’t a big surprise, but Leak will need a strong week of practices and good showings in private workouts and at the scouting combine to help his draft stock. Scouts say his lack of size probably will drop him into the later rounds of the draft.

MAKING THE ROUNDS: Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn isn’t participating in the Senior Bowl, but he’s in Mobile. Quinn isn’t playing because of a minor knee injury. But he made the trip to make himself available for interviews with NFL teams.

Posted by Observer Sports on January 22, 2007 at 08:16 PM | Permalink


Nice scoop there Pat, um..yeah McCoy...try Davidson...

Posted by: Ritchie | Jan 23, 2007 9:10:01 PM

I thought it would be McCoy too and it probably was, but I'm sure Fox has been under some major pressure after all the hope this season and the failure that came. He needed new blood to mix things up a bit.

Posted by: Mike | Jan 25, 2007 1:06:21 PM

Pat- I never saw an update? Did McCoy get the job? lol

Posted by: Enquiring Mind | Jan 28, 2007 12:57:57 PM


Your a loser! Coming on here, after the fact, to attack Pat about an article he wrote. Nobody likes a Monday Morning QB... so get a life.

I can't believe the Observer even lets people respond to articles in this fashion, especially with people like you leaving such low-life responses.

Posted by: Todd | Jan 29, 2007 9:23:33 AM

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