Jeff Fisher may or may not have made a decision about his head coaching future. Meanwhile both the St. Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins are exploring other candidates. The St. Louis Rams will interview Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, according to Adam Schefter.
Put Chudzinski in the "hot coordinators" category of head coaching candidates. 2011 was his first year with the Panthers. Like Jay Gruden, he made waves this year thanks to the stellar play of a rookie quarterback. How much of Cam Newton's success was Cam Newton's and how much was Chudzinski's design. As is true with most things, it takes a lot of both.
Prior to his current job, Chud was the tight ends coach for two years in San Diego. He was the offensive coordinator in Cleveland in 2007 and 2008, but was part of the coaching staff purge following that season.
Chud was also a candidate for the Jacksonville job that has since gone to Mike Mularky. Carolina reportedly wants to hang onto him after what they did this season.