Until Sunday at 1;00PM that is.
When asked if the team has an interest in Harbaugh specifically, owner Jerry Richardson said, "I'm sure it's a nice man, I'd be happy to talk to him. I have not thought about talking to him as a head coach.... But I would be nice and cordial to him if I saw him."
Post game this Sunday, when you realize the Panther's biggest liability to sustained success currently is Ron Rivera, consider where you might be headed had you made a better choice.
Asked why he didn't fire Fox before the season, Richardson pointed to the $11.4 million that Fox and his staff were due – the 5th-highest salary pool in the league, he said – and indicated he didn't want to pay two coaching staffs.
"You know, we are running a business here," Richardson said. "And people don't like to see their ticket prices go up."
JR, Panther fans don't want cheap tickets, they want a winner.