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The Carolina Panthers appear to have found their new secondary coach – and it's someone familiar both with Charlotte and Panthers coach Ron Rivera.
San Diego Chargers defensive backs coach Steve Wilks has accepted the same position with the Panthers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Saturday. A Panthers spokesman said he could not confirm the hire.
Wilks, who grew up in Charlotte, played at Appalachian State and for the Charlotte Rage in the Arena Football League in 1993. He worked with Rivera in Chicago and San Diego, where he had the title of assistant head coach on Norv Turner's staff.
San Diego ranked 13th among 32 teams in pass defense in 2011. Wilks replaces Ron Meeks, who was let go following three seasons with the Panthers.
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The Carolina Panthers were nothing short of an adventure along the defensive line in 2011. Head coach Ron Rivera wasn't always sure not only who would start on the interior from week to week, he wasn't sure who would be activated to play.
Carolina, which finished 6-10, began...
Panthers secondary coach Ron Meeks, one of only two holdovers from John Fox's staff, has been relieved of his duties, sources told the Observer on Friday.
Meeks, who has two decades of NFL coaching experience, was with the Panthers' for three years, including two as Fox's defensive coordinator. Meeks and assistant defensive line coach Sam Mills III were the only assistants...
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A person familiar with the situation says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have received permission to interview Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for their vacant head coaching position.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on the condition of anonymity because the process is supposed to remain confidential.
Chudzinski, who helped turn around Carolina...
He has history with Carolina head coach Ron Rivera.
Now that the list of former head coaches is pretty much exhausted, it looks like the Bucs are going for successful coordinators for their next round of interviews. First it was Mike Zimmer, now add an offensive coordinator to the list.
They now reportedly have asked for and received permission to speak with Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.
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