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BREAKING: The Carolina Panthers Fire Head Coach Ron Rivera

Panthers Fire Ron Rivera

The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they have fired head coach Ron Rivera, abruptly ending his nearly nine-year tenure with the team.

Rivera, 57, had led the Panthers to three NFC South titles and a Super Bowl appearance since taking over as head coach in 2011. He posted an overall regular-season record of 76-63-1 in Carolina, including a 5-7 mark so far this year.

The Panthers are in the midst of a four-game losing streak with four games left to play in 2019. The new ownership has a lot of decisions to continue to make, including their starting QB spot. Do you stick with Kyle Allen or do you go back to Cam Newton, who hasn’t been himself:

“I believe this is the best decision for the long-term success of our team,” Panthers owner David Tepper said in a statement. “I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. I wish him the best. I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers.”

Secondary coach Perry Fewell will serve as the interim coach for the remainder of 2019.

Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "Pod That: Two Brothers Talkin' Sports"

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