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Monday, January 3, 2011
Ron Rivera to interview with Panthers

By Pat Yasinskas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Add another name to the list of candidates to coach the Carolina Panthers.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the Panthers have asked for and received permission to interview Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. The report said the team and Rivera are working to set up an interview in the coming days.

The Panthers already have asked the New York Giants for permission to interview defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. It is believed the Panthers are in the process of trying to set up interviews with several other possible candidates.

Rivera helped San Diego’s defense allow the fewest yards of any team in the league this year.

Carolina owner Jerry Richardson, general manager Marty Hurney and team president Danny Morrison are scheduled to meet with the media Tuesday morning to discuss general plans for the coaching search.