In addition to Holcomb, the Panthers also met with Auburn Tigers defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis. Davis also had a history with the Giants, having served as their linebackers coach in 2004.
Holcomb, who joined the Giants in 2009 as their defensive quality control coach after interning with the New York Jets in 2007 as part of the NFL's minority internship program, was promoted to defensive assistant to Perry Fewell in 2011 and helped the team to a Super Bowl XLVI victory.
Prior to entering the NFL, Holcomb was a defensive coach for several smaller Pennsylvania college teams, including Lafayette, Kutztown University and Bloomsburg, who played for the Division II National Championship in 2000.
This will now open the floodgates for a large number of fans to demand the Giants immediately hire Steve Spagnulo to fill the void. It's not going to happen, but it will certainly be suggested … over and over and over again.
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