Thursday, January 22

Panthers' Defensive Coordinator Out

From the Rock Hill Herald, "After it appeared he was set to sign a two-year contract extension earlier this week, Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac is apparently looking for another job today. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Trgovac was initially prepared to return to the Panthers for an eighth season and seventh as coordinator, but something happened Wednesday to change his mind. Since then, he’s been in discussions with other teams while in Mobile, Ala., for the Senior Bowl, looking for new work."

This means in the past two seasons, the Panthers have replaced both their offensive and defensive coordinators. Most people thought this year was a make or break year for Head Coach John Fox, but with the team making the playoffs, he appears to have avoided the guillotine. Next season, he'll be flying without a net and the buck will finally have to stop with him. One potential problem for the Panthers, is that with so much of the coaching carousel done spinning, the team has missed out on some of the best candidates for the now vacant D coordinator position. Also, with Coach Fox running out of rope with ownership, many candidates may not be interested in joining the team for what could be only a one-year stint.

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