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Posted at 2:04 PM ET, 01/11/2011

Report: Ron Rivera agrees to deal with Carolina Panthers

By Cindy Boren

San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera reportedly has agreed to a deal to become the head coach of the Carolina Panthers.

Rivera and the Panthers, according to an ESPN report, are putting the finishing touches on the agreement now.

The Panthers fired John Fox on New Year's Eve.

Panthers quarterback Jimmy Clausen says the hiring is complete:

Congrats to Coach Rivera being named new Panthers HC!!! Look forward to meeting him and getting to work...#pantherprideless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone

By Cindy Boren  | January 11, 2011; 2:04 PM ET
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Good luck keeping your job Clausen...

Posted by: ozpunk | January 11, 2011 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Today ESPN reported the new Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera, who ran a 3-4 defense for San Diego, "would continue to use a 4-3 based on their (Carolina's) personnel."

Pretty good first day on the job.
Anyone think our Redskins noted this evaluation?

Posted by: stillAfan1 | January 11, 2011 7:35 PM | Report abuse

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