Panthers hire Rob Chudzinski to run O

Updated: January 18, 2011, 7:46 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One week after hiring Ron Rivera as their new head coach, the Carolina Panthers have added another former San Diego Chargers assistant coach to run their offense.

The Panthers on Tuesday announced the hiring of offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who worked as the tight ends and assistant head coach for the Chargers' No. 1-ranked offense in the NFL last season.

Chudzinski takes on the daunting task of improving a Panthers offense that ranked dead last in the league in a number of offensive categories last season under quarterbacks Jimmy Clausen and Matt Moore, including points per game, total yards per game, passing yards per game and red zone offense.


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