David Tepper, Dan Morgan comment on Panthers’ hiring of HC Dave Canales

The Carolina Panthers made a big decision on Thursday. So, appropriately enough, two of their biggest decision-makers had a little something to say.

As officially announced this evening, the team has reached an agreement with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dave Canales to become the seventh full-time head coach in franchise history. Along with the announcement came some words from owner David Tepper, who has just hired his third head coach in the last five years.

“Dave’s background is rooted in success,” Tepper said.” He has an innovative mindset and positive energy that connects well with players and staff. We are impressed with his ability to bring out the best in players.”

Tepper’s first two hires, obviously, did not pan out—as Matt Rhule went 11-27 from 2020 to 2022 with Frank Reich following up at 1-10 in 2023.

Dan Morgan, who was just minted the new president of football operations and general manager, also had a few comments in the release.

“I’m excited to work alongside Dave again,” Morgan stated. “His background coaching multiple position groups has given him a great understanding of what it takes to build a successful team. His infectious personality resonates with players and everyone who comes in contact with him. I’m confident that will translate to the field.”

Dan worked alongside Dave beginning in 2010, when they were both hired by the Seattle Seahawks. The two spent eight seasons in the same building, with Morgan working on the personnel side and Canales as the team’s wide receivers coach.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire