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Quarterbacks coach Scherer to stay with Carolina Panthers
By Charles Chandler
Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

After weighing the opportunity to return to college coaching, Rip Scherer has decided to remain the Carolina Panthers' quarterbacks coach.

Scherer said in a text message Tuesday afternoon that he had declined an offer to become Virginia's offensive coordinator.

He also said he wasn't involved with interviewing for any other jobs, saying "nothing else happening -- strictly rumors."

There had been speculation in recent days that he might be a candidate to become quarterbacks coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers because of his close friendship with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and the fact that the team's director of football operations, Kevin Colbert, is his cousin.

Scherer interviewed with Virginia coach Mike London last Thursday and took several days to contemplate an offer to direct the Cavaliers' offense.

Scherer has an extensive background in college coaching, including serving on the Virginia staff in 1979. His ties in the state are extensive; he's a graduate of William & Mary and former head coach at James Madison.

He recently completed his first season as the Panthers quarterbacks coach.

Third-year quarterback Matt Moore flourished in the final five games, leading the Panthers to a 4-1 record. The passing game struggled for much of the season, however. Veteran Jake Delhomme was 4-7 as a starter with 18 interceptions before suffering a season-ending broken finger.

Before joining the Panthers, Scherer was assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach of the Cleveland Browns.