Panthers hiring Vic Fangio now ‘unlikely at this level’

Welp, that was fast.

On Friday evening, CBS Sports activities senior NFL insider Josina Anderson reported that new Carolina Panthers head coach Frank Reich was targeting outdated pal Vic Fangio for the crew’s defensive coordinator place. Actually, Anderson even famous that the potential reunion between the franchise and its first-ever defensive coordinator was gaining momentum.

Yeah, about that . . .

A couple of hours later, Joe Particular person of The Athletic added a bit extra to the story. He tweeted out, even regardless of follow-up talks from their initial interview, {that a} deal between the 64-year-old and the Panthers is now “unlikely at this level.”

Fangio spent 4 seasons as Carolina’s defensive coordinator, from their inaugural marketing campaign in 1995 to 1998. The Panthers protection ranked seventh, tenth, fifteenth and thirty second total in every of these years.

Like his items throughout that tenure, Fangio’s return to Charlotte appears to be shedding steam. He’s one among three candidates, together with New York Jets safeties coach Marquand Manuel and New Orleans Saints co-defensive coordinator Kris Richard, to interview for the emptiness.


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Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire

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