Panthers Book Disappointing Interview For Open Head Coach Role

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Carolina Panthers booked a disappointing interview for their open head coach role.
The Carolina Panthers booked a disappointing interview for their open head coach role. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Just hours after their final regular season game, the Carolina Panthers have been quick to address their vacant head coaching role. Steve Wilks took over as interim head coach following Matt Rhule's midseason parting ways, but he's not the only name in consideration for the job.

On Monday, it was revealed Carolina booked an interview with a very disappointing candidate.

According to Jay Glazer, the Panthers will interview former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich for the job. Reich was fired from his gig in Indianapolis just a few short weeks after the Panthers let go of Rhule.

Reich's teams were the model of average play throughout his five year tenure. His teams went 40-33-1 during this time, failing to reach double-digit victories in each of the seasons. His team did make a pair of playoff appearances, but ended up 1-2 in postseason play.

It's not that Reich is a bad candidate, he's just not a splashy one. Perhaps this is the best move for Carolina given their current circumstances. Add some stability to the situation and help them dig deep out of a five-year playoff drought. But, don't expect a coach like Reich to lead the Panthers to the promised land.

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