Report: Ron Rivera to return in 2013

Speaking to WFNZ, Jason Cole elucidated on his report that Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera will return in 2013

A strong finish to the season was enough to save Ron Rivera, according to one report.

Prior to Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reported that Ron Rivera would return to the Carolina Panthers in 2013. Speaking to WFNZ Monday Morning, he expanded on that report. On Ron Rivera:

"I've been hearing for a couple of weeks that he's safe for another season."

Cole talked about the strides the team made down the stretch, and while Jerry Richardson wasn't always happy with the team, the improvement in play made him believe in the team's direction under Ron Rivera. Jason Cole believes that keeping Rivera is the right move, calling making a change at head coach "making a change for change's sake".

The conversation shifted to interim GM Brandon Beane, where Cole expanded on that aspect of his report. He talked about how Jerry Richardson prefers a general manager who will watch the team's fiscal interests, and defer to coaches and scouts on the football decisions. This is how Marty Hurney operated (despite fan's desire to hang every draft pick on him), and Cole asserted this is what Richardson would look for again.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Join Cat Scratch Reader

You must be a member of Cat Scratch Reader to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cat Scratch Reader. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker