Latest Steve Wilks News

AP source: 49ers hire Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator

Feb. 07, 2023 15:19 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator. A person familiar with the choice said Tuesday that Wilks will fill the void created when DeMeco Ryans was hired as head coach in...

Reich's offensive background helped him land Carolina job

Jan. 31, 2023 16:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said Frank Reich’s strong and qualified background as an offensive-minded coach is one of the primary reasons he hired him as the team’s new head coach. And, ultimately, one of the reasons the Panthers passed on...

Wilks 'disappointed, not defeated' over Panthers snub

Jan. 27, 2023 18:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former Carolina Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks is “disappointed, but not defeated” that he didn’t land the team’s full-time head coaching position. The Panthers announced on Thursday they've agreed to hire Frank Reich as their coach. ...

Column: Six Degrees of Wilks connects dots of NFL racism

Jan. 27, 2023 15:28 PM EST

Let's play Six Degrees of Steve Wilks, a quick and easy way to connect the dots of racism in the NFL head coaching ranks. — We'll start with Kliff Kingsbury, a white coach who was fired by Texas Tech in 2018 and somehow wound up as head man of the Arizona Cardinals the very next...

Panthers hire Frank Reich over Steve Wilks as head coach

Jan. 26, 2023 17:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Frank Reich is returning to the Carolina Panthers as their coach, more than 27 years after starting the franchise's first game at quarterback in 1995. The Panthers announced Thursday they've agreed to terms with Reich to become the sixth head coach in...

Panthers interview Cowboys' Moore for head coaching job

Jan. 24, 2023 15:19 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers interviewed Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on Tuesday for their vacant head coaching position. The Panthers have also interviewed former NFL head coaches Sean Payton, Jim Caldwell and Frank Reich, along with offensive...

Panthers complete interview with Sean Payton

Jan. 23, 2023 16:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers interviewed Sean Payton for their coaching vacancy on Monday. Panthers owner David Tepper has also interviewed Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, New York Giants...

Panthers interview Bills offensive coordinator Dorsey

Jan. 21, 2023 21:35 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers completed a virtual interview on Saturday with Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey for their vacant head coaching job, the team said. Dorsey’s Bills face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC divisional playoffs on Sunday. ...

AP source: Panthers add Ryans, Mayo to coach candidate list

Jan. 12, 2023 14:57 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have requested permission to interview San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans and New England Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo, according to a person familiar with the situation. That brings the number of known candidates for the...

AP source: Panthers interview Reich, interested in Moore

Jan. 11, 2023 20:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers interviewed former Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich on Wednesday and have requested permission to interview Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their head coaching vacancy, according to a person familiar with the situation. ...