Ron Rivera Named Carolina Panthers Head Coach: 5 Reasons It's a Good Hire

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Ron Rivera Named Carolina Panthers Head Coach: 5 Reasons It's a Good Hire
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Ron Rivera will be the new head coach of the Carolina Panthers, according to numerous reports.

Rivera, a long-time defensive coach and coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers, takes over a team that went 2-14 in 2010 and lost its preferred option as the number one pick in the 2011 NFL Draft when Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck elected not to declare himself eligible.

For all the challenges the organization faces, they made a good hire in Rivera and will not regret it.

Read on for five reasons Rivera fits nicely in Carolina.

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