Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/4/13
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera will sit down with team owner Jerry Richardson on Saturday to discuss the future. Richardson hasn't commented publicly on Rivera's status since October but has told Rivera that he wanted to see improvement in the team, The Charlotte Observer reported Friday. The Panthers finished with a 7-9 record and in second place in the NFC South Division following a 44-38 victory on Sunday over New Orleans. After the Panthers fired general manager Marty Hurney in October, they went 6-4 and won their final four games of the season. According to The Observer, Rivera said Richardson has maintained his support of the coach, who completed his second season with the Panthers after serving as defensive coordinator for San Diego. If the Panthers decide to let Rivera go, he would become the eighth NFL head coach to lose his job since the end of the season. Carolina shouldn't panic, though, in getting a late start on a potential search compared with other te...
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