CHARLOTTE – The Panthers parted ways with head coach Matt Rhule on Monday after the team fell to 1-4 with a home loss to San Francisco.
He leaves with an 11-27 record (.289 winning percentage).
The 47-year-old Rhule had generally turned around his college teams at Temple and Baylor in his third season, but that upturn hadn’t happened here so far.
He will be temporarily replaced by defensive pass coordinator/secondary coach Steve Wilks. The 53-year-old Wilks spent one year as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals and six years on the Panthers staff from 2012-17.