For all those rooting for Carolina coach John Fox to come back here as defensive coordinator after he gets fired, forget it.
The Charlotte Observer is reporting that both Fox and GM Marty Hurney will be given the opportunity to return next season. That's the final season of Fox' contract, and he won't be given the customary extension at the end of this season. But it doesn't look like he's going anyplace, either, especially with a potential lockout after the 2010 season.
No sense in hiring a new guy for one year and then having to pay him to sit idle for the next, right?