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Seifert Plans To Be Back in Carolina Next Year

Posted November 13, 2001 6:49 a.m. EST

— No matter how bad it gets for the Carolina Panthers this season, George Seifert says he'll be the head coach next season.

Seifert tried to deflect a question about his future during a news conference today. When he finally decided to answer the question, he told reporters he has a contract and he plans on coaching the team. However, Seifert says the issue right now is to try and win some football games.

There are two more years on the five-year deal Carolina gave Seifert in 1999 to lure him out of retirement. Before coming to the Panthers, he had never had a losing season in the N.F.L. and had won two Super Bowls with San Francisco.

Right now, Seifert is 16-and-25 with Carolina and in the midst of an eight-game losing streak following yesterday's 48-to-14 rout by the Saint Louis Rams.