If Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck declares for the draft, the Carolina Panthers will select him, sources say.
Luck is a redshirt sophomore. He has until Jan. 15 to declare. The Panthers have the first pick in the NFL draft.
The Panthers have no interest in hiring Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh, sources say.
The Panthers will hire an NFL assistant, most likely an offensive or defensive coordinator, to replace John Fox as head coach. This precludes Harbaugh.
The Panthers are not interested in pursuing Russ Grimm, assistant head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, who has been rumored to be a leading coaching candidate.
Regardless of whether the coordinator has an offensive or defensive background, Carolina will not try to win by running the ball incessantly and attempting to win with defense. The Panthers know the old model doesn't work.
They'll emphasize offense in general and quarterback in particular.