Carolina Panthers fire coach Frank Reich after 11 games

Panthers NFL Stadium in downtown Charlotte

The Carolina Panthers fired head coach Frank Reich on Monday following the team’s 17-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Panthers have the worst record in the NFL at 1-10.

Panthers team owner David Tepper said in a statement: “I met with Coach Reich this morning and informed him he will not continue as head coach of the Carolina Panthers. I want to thank Frank for his dedication and service, and we wish him well. Effective immediately, Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor will serve as our interim head coach. Senior Assistant Jim Caldwell will be a special advisor to Offensive Coordinator Thomas Brown, who will take over play calling duties.”

Reich, who was in the middle of his first season with the Panthers, had just taken over play-calling duties two weeks ago. However, the team has not scored more than 20 points since their Week 6 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Reich’s firing is the second consecutive season where he has been let go in the middle of the year. The Indianapolis Colts fired Reich after Week 9 last year, where he was 40-33-1 as head coach. The Panthers fired Matt Rhule as head coach last season after five games, with Steve Wilks replacing him and going 6-6 down the stretch.

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