Frank Reich joins Carolina Panthers as new head coach

Panthers hiring Frank Reich as new head coach initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Frank Reich is returning to a well-recognized sideline.

The Carolina Panthers have employed Reich as their subsequent head coach, the crew introduced on Thursday. 

Reich was fired by the Indianapolis Colts in early November after his crew fell to 3-5-1 on the season. He had been in Indy since 2018 and led the group to a 40-33-1 document throughout his tenure.

Previous to taking up in Indy, Reich had been the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers (2014-15) and Philadelphia Eagles (2016-17).

Reich made historical past with the Panthers lengthy earlier than changing into their head coach. He arrived in Carolina in 1995, the group’s inaugural season, and have become the franchise’s first beginning quarterback.

The Panthers had been the primary crew to fireside their head coach in 2022, parting with Matt Rhule in October after a 1-4 begin. Steve Wilks crammed in because the interim head coach and led the crew to a 6-6 document the remainder of the best way. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Wilks and Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore had been among the many different prime candidates for the Panthers’ emptiness.

Reich gained’t have to attend lengthy to face his former crew. Carolina is scheduled to host Indianapolis through the 2023 regular season, although the date of that matchup is not going to be launched till the spring.

Carolina is the primary crew to fill a head teaching emptiness this offseason. The Colts, Broncos, Texans and Cardinals are nonetheless seeking to fill the place.

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