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Mike McCarthy named as possible replacement for Ron Rivera with the Panthers

Panthers, Mike McCarthy, Ron Rivera

The Carolina Panthers made a major move on Tuesday. They fired head coach Ron Rivera, who had been in that position since 2011.

In his place, they have made Perry Fewell the interim head coach. However, unless he seriously impresses, they plan on looking at some other names as well.

Now we have a big name in Mike McCarthy that could be linked to the job, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

This is nothing concrete, obviously. However, Demovsky has a point. The two have a history together. And perhaps more importantly, McCarthy has had a lot of success in the past as a head coach with the Green Bay Packers.

Of course, there will be a lot of other names thrown around in upcoming weeks though. Unless the Panthers surprise everyone and make a move very quickly, this will be something we hear about until at the very least, the end of the season.

There are a lot of big names floating around. Including the classics that seem to get tossed around every time a head coaching job is up for grabs. At least now that Jon Gruden coaches for the Oakland Raiders, he is not a part of every single head coaching spot speculation out there.

Still, though, McCarthy’s name actually holds some weight. This is not just someone saying you should keep an eye on him because everyone has heard of him before. This is someone saying you should keep an eye on him because he has an actual history with the owner, David Tepper, of the Panthers.