The Carolina Panthers this week introduced the hiring of Frank Reich as their head coach. Reich did a very good job throughout his four-plus seasons because the Indianapolis Colts’ head coach, so the hiring is a powerful one by the NFC South membership. The workforce confronted some questions concerning the hiring because of a put up by Reich’s daughter, who has addressed the matter.
Reich’s daughter, Hannah, posted on Twitter Jan. 8 that she had accepted a job with the Panthers.
Jan. 8 was the ultimate day of the NFL common season. The Panthers beat the Saints 10-7 that day to enhance to 7-10 and 6-6 underneath interim head coach Steve Wilks.
A put up on the Panthers’ web site the next day indicated the workforce was ready to begin the method of interviewing for head coaches.
Carolina interviewed nine candidates. Both Wilks and Reich had been among the many candidates, as had been Ejiro Evero and Jim Caldwell. The latter two males glad the Rooney Rule as they had been exterior minority candidates.
On Thursday Jan. 26, the Panthers introduced that that they had agreed to phrases with Reich to make him their subsequent head coach.
Some retailers flagged the hiring of Hannah as a possible downside. The insinuation is that she may need been employed both to entice Frank, or as a part of a pre-arranged settlement to rent Frank, which might have rendered the remainder of the interview course of a sham.
Although Hannah’s hiring raised considerations for some, she put all of the rumors to relaxation.
“I will put this to rest by saying that I applied for this job when [Frank] was still employed with the Colts – sorry to ruin the fun,” she wrote in an Instagram remark.
If Hannah utilized for the job whereas her dad was nonetheless the coach of the Colts, then a powerful case could be made that she earned the place on her personal deserves, unbiased of her father’s hiring by the workforce.
Frank turned obtainable for rent after being fired by the Colts on Nov. 7. The Panthers already had a emptiness as a result of that they had fired Matt Rhule earlier within the season. Carolina additionally was the primary workforce this cycle to announce the hiring of a head coach.
Wilks plans to leave the Panthers and has already citing Reich’s hiring for instance of racial discrimination by an NFL workforce.