Breaking News: Carolina Panthers Name Danny Morrison New Team President

Austin Penny@@AustinPennyAnalyst ISeptember 2, 2009

The Carolina Panthers announced Wednesday that Danny Morrison will fill the position of team president that was vacated by Mark Richardson earlier in the week.

Morrison is familiar with the Panthers organization, having worked previously as Director of Athletics at Wofford College and being instrumental in the fund raising effort that boosted Wofford's facilities in a way that made it possible for the school to host an NFL training camp.

Morrison was commissioner of the Southern Conference after leaving Wofford from 2001-2005, when he went to TCU to become the athletic director for the Horned Frogs.  Under Morrison's direction, the TCU athletics program became one of the best in the nation.  In the 2008-09 season, 16 of 20 TCU sports were represented in postseason play and five programs were in the top eleven in the nation in their respective sports.  The Horned Frogs' football team finished seventh in the nation.

Everywhere he has been it seems that success has followed, and some in the Charlotte media feel as though the addition of Morrison to the front office actually provides an upgrade over Mark Richardson.

As the Panthers' team president, Morrison will be responsible for the business side of things related to the team and Bank of America Stadium.  He will also represent the team in a number of league matters.

The relationship between Morrison and Panthers owner/founder Jerry Richardson is a very strong one, and it can only be positive that the person brought in to replace one of his own sons is a guy that "Big Cat" has such a high level of respect for, both business-wise and personally.

Morrison is expected to assume the responsibilities of team president in about a month.