Despite the Panthers’ 27-3, slip-on-the-banana-peel loss to Tampa Bay, the team is in decent shape right now if it can start scoring points again -- see my column on that subject here. Carolina is currently 23rd in the NFL in points per game). But at least Carolina doesn’t have a major injury of the sort that Dallas is contending with right now in Tony Romo’s broken pinkie finger.
But Ford has been out of the game too long. He needs to stay on the farm. Bringing him back as head coach would bring the Tigers closer to another NCAA probation than to another national championship. I’d rather see Clemson hire Vanderbilt’s Bobby Johnson or Wake Forest’s Jim Grobe.