The Panthers may not have a GM yet, but they do know for sure who will roam the sidelines next season.
Instead of being yet another team to fire their head coach, the club with stick with Ron Rivera, bringing him back for another season. The club announced the decision Saturday.
Rivera and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson met in the morning, according to The Associated Press.
The Panthers went from 2-14 in 2010 to 6-10 last season, The club was pretty bad though most of this season with high expectations, as they started the season 3-9, but four consecutive wins to end the season probably saved Rivera’s job.
If Rivera wants to stay the coach well into 2013, his first job will be to make sure Cam Newton plays more like he did in 2011. He also will be a part of a decision making process on a number of high profile players.
For now though, his job at least is safe with the Panthers.