Carolina Panthers Make Sudden Coaching Change
The Carolina Panthers made a sudden coaching change this week.
Carolina has arguably been more aggressive in altering up its organizational structure than any other franchise in the NFL over the past year.
It all started with the dismissal of former head coach Ron Rivera late last season.
Then the Panthers went out and recruited former Baylor coach Matt Rhule to a massive, massive deal.
Rhule subsequently poached offensive guru Joe Brady from LSU to be his offensive coordinator.
Now the Panthers have announced another big coaching move.
On Monday, the team revealed that Phil Snow had been hired as their new defensive coordinator.
Phil Snow is our new defensive coordinatorhttps://t.co/gTfcOPy7Ar
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) January 20, 2020
Snow and Rhule previously worked together for seven years between Temple and Baylor. The pair have a very close relationship and this move was largely expected.
Prior to linking up with Rhule, Snow served as a coach at Boise State, Cal, Arizona State, UCLA, Washington and Eastern Michigan.
Snow also has NFL-level experience. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as a defensive assistant and linebackers coach for the Detroit Lions.
All in all, Snow brings 35 years of coaching experience to the table.
The Panthers finished last season with a 5-11 record – good for dead last in the NFC South.
It remains to be seen if the additions of Rhule, Snow and Brady will be enough to change the franchise’s fortunes in 2020.