Posted by Will Brinson
The Panthers started their coaching staff overhaul on Monday when they hired Sean McDermott as defensive coordinator, and a few short hours later, locked up their main coaching positions by hiring Rob Chudzinksi, the former San Diego tight ends coach.
That's according to Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer, who actually cited the father of Jim Gruden (father of Jay, another candidate for the OC gig), who said his son was out of the running on Monday.
"Chud" has been the coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Hurricanes, and he's done a decent job working with tight ends in his day -- Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow and Antonio Gates all played for him. He was also running the offense for Cleveland in 2007, the last time the Browns weren't totally terrible.
Additionally, the Panthers added Brian Murphy, the Vikings special teams coach, for the same position in Charlotte after it became clear that Leslie Frazier wouldn't retain him.
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