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Panthers Promote Shula To Offensive Coordinator

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have named quarterbacks coach Mike Shula as their new offensive coordinator and promoted two other assistant coaches.

Carolina also announced Friday Richard Rodgers will become the special teams coordinator after taking over that role on an interim basis last season. Also, Ricky Proehl has been promoted as the team's new wide receivers coach after working as the assistant wide receivers coach in 2012.

Shula takes over for Rob Chudzinski, who was left to become the Cleveland Browns' head coach.

Shula is credited with helping with the development of quarterback Cam Newton. He's been an offensive coordinator once before, spending four seasons (1996-99) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During that span the Bucs finished 29th in total offense, 27th in points scored and last in the league in passing.


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