On Friday, Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said he’d be “really shocked” if he didn’t interview for head coaching jobs this year.
Asked if he heard anything specific, Ryan smartly said that kind of talk wasn’t allowed yet. But it appears some conversations have been going on behind the scenes.
John Czarnecki of FoxSports.com reports Rob Ryan is “on the list” of prospective head coaching candidates in Carolina and is expected to interview there. Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is mentioned as another possibility.
It’s expected that Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will go for a first time head coach. Arizona’s Russ Grimm has been mentioned as a possibility, but Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer has downplayed the chance of that happening.