Panthers hire Chargers' Rivera as head coach

Updated: January 11, 2011, 8:18 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After eight failed interviews, Ron Rivera is finally getting his first shot as a head coach with the woeful Carolina Panthers.

Just don't expect a wild celebration despite the windy, bumpy road to get there and the significance of being just the second Latino to be handed control of an NFL team.

Rivera has too much work to do.

He showed up to his introductory news conference on Tuesday all business. The former San Diego Chargers defensive coordinator barely ...

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