The Carolina Panthers coaching search has gained a bit of steam, as they're working to arrange a second interview with San Diego defensive coordinator Ron Rivera.
They have asked to talk to him again, but no time has been set for the meeting. Owner Jerry Richardson said last week that finalists would be brought back to him after his two decision-makers canvassed the early candidates.
General manager Marty Hurney and team president Danny Morrison have hit the road for the first four interviews, speaking with Browns DC Rob Ryan in Cleveland Wednesday, followed by a trip to New York to talk to Giants DC Perry Fewell Thursday, Friday's trip to San Diego to talk to Rivera and Saturday's jaunt up the coast to see San Francisco DC Greg Manusky.
There were reports that Rivera's interview was Sunday, but no time has been established for him to interview here, according to sources familiar with his plans.
Fewell interviewed with Denver Sunday, and former Panthers coach John Fox will meet with Broncos officials Monday.
-- Darin Gantt