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January 10, 2011

Neither snow nor sleet stop Rivera (update)

    The winter conditions that have paralyzed much of Charlotte apparently haven't stopped the Carolina Panthers coaching search.

    (Update: 2:05 p.m.) A league source has confirmed that San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is meeting Panthers officials today for his second interview. A team spokesman offered no comment when asked where the meeting was taking place, or whether owner Jerry Richardson general manager Marty Hurney or team president Danny Morrison were here or on the road.

    Rivera is the only candidate known to have been asked in for a second interview, and when they hired John Fox in 2002, he was the only candidate to interview twice.

    Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

-- Darin Gantt


Posted by Observer Sports on January 10, 2011 at 01:09 PM | Permalink


Who is he interviewing with? I though Marty and Danny are in Tuscon.

Posted by: Hamilton | Jan 10, 2011 1:19:09 PM

Jay Glazer reports he's been hired...

Can anyone confirm?

Posted by: Jason | Jan 10, 2011 1:36:19 PM


Posted by: wynton | Jan 10, 2011 1:36:35 PM

nice hire if its true...lets also wait for OC hire...both together will go a long way towards whats next (free agents/draft)

Posted by: BarelyCareAnymore | Jan 10, 2011 1:49:38 PM

that story is true.....barring a huge change in direction they will announce the hire sometime this week

Posted by: tank | Jan 10, 2011 2:02:51 PM

Hope this is true...

Posted by: PantherDave | Jan 10, 2011 2:06:28 PM

any clues as to where we'll go for our o-coordinator hire?

Posted by: tank | Jan 10, 2011 2:14:35 PM

Hope they give Josh McDaniel a look at OC!

Posted by: John | Jan 10, 2011 2:38:59 PM

Glazer is clearly speculating. He may end up being correct, but he is not reporting anything.

Posted by: Sean P. | Jan 10, 2011 2:41:32 PM

I cannot believe we did not interview one "OC"!!! Seriously!! not one!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 10-4! | Jan 10, 2011 3:02:26 PM

I echo 10-4!!!. Why not at least talk to Schottenheimer or Mularkey....Geez...run 'em in the ground JR

Posted by: scottyb | Jan 10, 2011 3:31:44 PM

Scheffter is reporting it too. Looks like its official.

Posted by: Jason | Jan 10, 2011 3:55:08 PM

ESPN is also running it on its crawl

Posted by: BarelyCareAnymore | Jan 10, 2011 4:00:24 PM

San Diego Tribune says it's a done deal.

Posted by: Nate | Jan 10, 2011 4:06:38 PM

This might be the best head coaching hire the team has ever made. Rivera played on the mythic '85 Bears squad, he's coached in the NFL for a very long time, and ought to immediately command the respect of the veterans in the locker room. I think Richardson and Co. have gone in the right direction, and by 2012 we should see some positive results.

Posted by: Craig | Jan 10, 2011 4:09:17 PM

who are we looking to hire as a OC?

Posted by: reggie | Jan 10, 2011 4:18:58 PM

@Craig - I agree 100%,,,great Hire...!!

Posted by: Catsnmbr1Fan | Jan 10, 2011 5:07:27 PM

ESPN is also now reporting it as well.

Posted by: Jonathan | Jan 10, 2011 5:09:47 PM


Posted by: Hoo Ray | Jan 10, 2011 6:05:57 PM

Awesome hire!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jim | Jan 10, 2011 6:25:57 PM

great hire now lets get a good QB

Posted by: john | Jan 10, 2011 7:03:57 PM

Vick's a free agent after this year. He is a game-changer and a playmaker!

Posted by: CatMan | Jan 10, 2011 7:18:50 PM

Wow, our 1st minority HC !!!! YAY !

Posted by: nasty 704 | Jan 10, 2011 7:32:34 PM

So what is the difference between Ron Rivera and John Fox other than i'm guessing there salary demands ? Not a lot to get excited about here. Seems Richardson has been taking team-running lessons from the Bidwells.

Posted by: x-man | Jan 10, 2011 7:37:03 PM

As I have said in other places I don't understand the hurry. This guy hasn't interviewed anywhere else and no one seems to be chasing him. What is the big hurry?

Posted by: John | Jan 10, 2011 11:36:42 PM

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