Just a week ago, new Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule had stated an intention to remain as the head coach at Baylor and even declined an opportunity to interview for the head coaching position with the Cleveland Browns. Rhule remained open to interviewing with the Panthers and New York Giants for their positions and decided that Carolina was the right chance for him to take his shot at the professional game. “Well I just think throughout the entire process getting to know Mr. Tepper, getting to know Marty (Hurney), it was very clear that things were going to be done the right way,” Rhule said in an interview with the Panthers' website.

Joe Judge is to become the new head coach of the New York Giants, while the Carolina Panthers are set to hire Matt Rhule. The two NFL teams have moved swiftly to settle on their new coaches, according to widespread reports. Judge, 38, has been special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach with the New England Patriots, working under Bill Belichick.

David Tepper is entrusting Baylor's Matt Rhule to lead the Carolina Panthers out of what he views as a cycle of “long-term mediocrity. The Panthers owner hired the 44-year-old Rhule on Tuesday to become the team's next head coach. He replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired with four games remaining in the 2019 season.

David Tepper is entrusting Baylor's Matt Rhule to lead the Carolina Panthers out of what he views as a cycle of “long-term mediocrity. The Panthers owner hired the 44-year-old Rhule on Tuesday to become the team's next head coach. He replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired with four games remaining in the 2019 season.

Josh McDaniels reportedly had an interview with the Carolina Panthers set for Tuesday. The Panthers are finalizing a deal to hire former Baylor coach Matt Rhule as their next head coach, Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel reported Tuesday. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App.

Baylor coach Matt Rhule is finalizing a deal to become the next coach of the Carolina Panthers, sources told Yahoo Sports. Rhule emerged as one of the most coveted coaches in the NFL in the past few seasons, and chose the Panthers over significant interest from the New York Giants and other teams. Rhule led Baylor on one of the most impressive turnarounds in recent college football history.

Don't tell Sean Payton the Saints' chances of earning a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs are a long shot. New Orleans' 13th-year coach said his team if preparing to go all out Sunday to beat the Carolina Panthers in the regular-season finale, knowing full well his team still needs some help to earn a bye. ''I don't think this is a long shot, what we need (to happen) this week,'' Payton said, referring to the possibility of a loss or tie by either San Francisco or Green Bay.

Don't tell Sean Payton the Saints' chances of earning a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs are a long shot. New Orleans' 13th-year coach said his team if preparing to go all out Sunday to beat the Carolina Panthers in the regular-season finale, knowing full well his team still needs some help to earn a bye. “I don't think this is a long shot, what we need (to happen) this week,” Payton said, referring to the possibility of a loss or tie by either San Francisco or Green Bay.

The Carolina Panthers fired head coach Ron Rivera on Tuesday after nine years with the team. Rivera and the Panthers were 5-7 before the team let him go. While the Panthers named offensive coordinator Perry Fewell as the team's interim coach, oddsmakers from BetOnline began to speculate as to who will become the organization's next head coach.

Kyle Allen threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to DJ Moore on fourth down to pull the Carolina Panthers into a 31-all tie with New Orleans with 9:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Panthers trailed 31-18 in the third before rallying. The touchdown by Moore was his second of the game and the third TD pass by Allen.

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