Ron Rivera headed for second interview in Carolina

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.

10 responses to “Ron Rivera headed for second interview in Carolina

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

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

  3. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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