Though conventional wisdom still holds that the St. Louis Rams will be the choice of top target Jeff Fisher, the team must still cover its bases in case that plan falls through. With that in mind, the Rams received permission early Monday to interview Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for its head coaching position.
Chudzinski was lauded this past year for his work with QB Cam Newton, who many expected to come into the NFL as a raw, unpolished passer, who instead broke Peyton Manning's league record for most passing yards as a rookie. Before coming to Carolina, Chudzinski was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and he also called plays for the BCS champion Miami Hurricanes in 2001.
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