The Carolina Panthers announced Tuesday that they’ve fired offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey.
Ian Rapoport reports that the Panthers want a “fresh perspective” for their offense and QB Cam Newton.
The expectation is that the Panthers will lose DC Steve Wilks to a coaching job in the coming weeks, so there will be a lot of turnover on Ron Rivera’s staff for the 2018 season.
Shula, 52, began his NFL coaching career back in 1988 as an offensive assistant for the Buccaneers. He later worked for the Dolphins, Bears and Jaguars before being hired as the Panthers QBs coach in 2011.
Carolina promoted Shula to offensive coordinator a few years later and he’s remained in the position for the five seasons.
In 2017, Carolina finished 19th in total offense (323.7), fourth in rushing offense (131.4), 28th in passing (192.3) and 12th in points (22.7).