|Panthers hire Meeks as defensive coordinator|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 26 January 2009 11:45|
Meeks spent the past seven seasons running the Indianapolis Colts' defense. He replaces Mike Trgovac, who resigned last week despite being offered a contract extension.
The 54-year-old Meeks will take over a defense that struggled at the end of the season. Carolina allowed 30 or more points in six of its last seven games, including in a 33-13 loss to Arizona in the NFC divisional playoffs.
The move Monday leaves the Panthers with three openings on coach John Fox's defensive staff.