Former Carolina Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper is going to land on his feet.
Unable to get the position coach job in Denver with John Fox, and unwanted here, he's found a soft landing spot.
Skipper's going to Nashville Sunday to sign a contract with the Tennessee Titans, per a league source.
Skipper interviewed for the job Thursday, and was offered the job Friday afternoon.
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The chance to work with Titans RB Chris Johnson represents no drop-off from what he had here. Johnson's rushed for 4,598 yards in three seasons, with 2,006 in 2009 -- the same year Skipper coached Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams to more than 1,110 each.
Skipper was contemplating retirement after his two preferred destinations never materialized.
Fox wanted to take him to Denver, but Broncos officials urged him to keep RBs coach Eric Studesville, who served as interim head coach last year after Josh McDaniels was fired.
And he termed his meeting here with Ron Rivera "a courtesy interview," and the Panthers ultimately hired former college assistant John Settle.
-- Darin Gantt