The Panthers have promoted quarterbacks coach Mike Shula to offensive coordinator, a source with knowledge of the situation said Friday.
Shula, 47, is expected to continue to coach Cam Newton and the rest of the team's quarterbacks. He replaces Rob Chudzinski, who left last week to become Cleveland's head coach.
The Panthers also promoted two other assistant coaches. Assistant receivers coach Ricky Proehl will take over for fired receivers coach Fred Graves, and interim special teams coordinator Richard Rodgers will run the special teams.
Rodgers, the assistant special teams coach last season, took over the unit in November after Brian Murphy was fired.
The moves leave Panthers coach Ron Rivera with two openings for position coaches – linebackers and running backs. Former Panthers running back coach Jim Skipper is in Charlotte today interviewing for his old position, according to a source.
The Panthers also have a vacancy for an offensive quality control coach after Scott Turner joined Chudzinski in Cleveland.
Mike Shula gets Panthers' OC job
Charlotte Observer | Jan 18