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Mike McCarthy reportedly interviews with Panthers

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Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy was interviewed by the Carolina Panthers for their head coaching position on Sunday after their 38-6 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple media reports Monday.

The 5-10 Panthers got the coaching carousel rolling early when they fired head coach Ron Rivera on Dec. 3 after a 5-7 start to the season. Perry Fewell, previously serving as secondary coach, has been Carolina’s interim head coach since Rivera’s departure.

The team and Panthers owner David Tepper are reportedly seeking an offensive-minded coaching candidate with an interest in utilizing analytics.

McCarthy, 56, was fired by the Packers on Dec. 2, 2018, after the team dropped to 4-7-1 in Week 13 during his 13th season at the helm in Green Bay. He finished with a 125-77-2 regular-season record while going 10-8 in the postseason, leading the team to a Super Bowl XLV victory following the 2010 season.

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