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Ron Rivera headed for second interview in Carolina

R. Rivera

We may have a favorite for the Carolina Panthers head coaching position.

SI’s Peter King reports that Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera is headed for a second interview with the Panthers on Sunday.  A second interview often precedes a job offer, although that’s not always the case.   Perhaps the Panthers pick a few “finalists” for the position.

Carolina has interviewed four defensive coordinators for the job:  Cleveland’s Rob Ryan, San Francisco’s Greg Manusky,  Perry Fewell of the Giants, and Rivera.

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10 Responses to “Ron Rivera headed for second interview in Carolina”
  1. pittsburghsteelerz says: Jan 9, 2011 12:12 PM

    Interesting that Rob Ryan isn’t getting a look in Cleveland. Wonder what we can infer from that?

  2. touchdownroddywhite says: Jan 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    I’d say it has become pretty clear that they want a defense to counter the powerhouse offenses surrounding them in the south.

  3. bsmb says: Jan 9, 2011 12:37 PM

    Panthers need to hire Ryan ASAP. Asomugha loved playing for Ryan in Oakland and with him being a free agent now Ryan will surely be able to scoop him up. Rivera’s numbers are obvoiusly very good, but Ryan will be able to bring in a lot of players and the players will play their hearts out for him every down.

  4. bsmb says: Jan 9, 2011 12:40 PM

    Rob Ryan isn’t getting a look in Cleveland because he said he came in with Mangini and he would be more than happy to leave with him. Not to mention he said if Holmgren fired the coaching staff it would be dumb as hell.

  5. bigmikeyreturns says: Jan 9, 2011 1:49 PM

    I hope they’re interviewing people that the media doesn’t know about. I hope there are actions underway that will get this team back on track. I hope things get better fast. I hope.

  6. hboilers24 says: Jan 9, 2011 1:51 PM

    Would have loved to have kept Ryan in Cleveland. He’s a BAMF

  7. fellorio says: Jan 9, 2011 2:27 PM

    pittsburghsteelerz says: Jan 9, 2011 12:12 PM

    Interesting that Rob Ryan isn’t getting a look in Cleveland. Wonder what we can infer from that?
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    Holmgren wants a HC who knows offense.

  8. fellorio says: Jan 9, 2011 2:29 PM

    I hope Rivera gets a HC job. He deserves it based on his track record and I think he’d be good.

  9. denverdave3 says: Jan 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    I am surprised the broncs aren’t checking out Rivera. He ran one of the top D’s, while Denver was one of the worst.

    And, there is a one-two punch when stealing a powerful member of a Divisional opponent.

  10. sfbookreviews says: Jan 9, 2011 10:29 PM

    Ron Rivera has been a “hot” interviewee for a number of years now and never gets the call. I have to believe there’s a reason he’s always a bridesmaid.

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