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With Sean McDermott’s departure, Panthers promote Steve Wilks

1/11/2017 6:40:40 PM
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With Sean McDermott leaving to become the Buffalo Bills head coach, Panthers coach Ron Rivera will promote assistant head Charlotte Observer reports. This according to two team sources with knowledge of the situation. An announcement on Wilks could come as soon as Thursday.

McDermott is expected to take Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb with him as the Bills’ defensive coordinator, a league source said. Holcomb has worked closely with McDermott the past four seasons since arriving in Charlotte.

But the transition from McDermott to Wilks should be relatively seamless, which is one of the reasons Rivera prefers to hire from within the organization.

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