Charlotte, NC -- John Fox has completed his last full practice with Carolina, saying he's been preparing for the end of his run coaching the Panthers for about two years.
There was a light atmosphere full of smiles and jokes as Fox guided the Panthers in their last workout in Charlotte on Friday. The team will hold a walkthrough Saturday in Atlanta before closing the season a day later against the Falcons.
Fox was first denied a contract extension after the 2008 season. He entered the last year of his contract with the Panthers beginning a youth movement that's left them an NFL-worst 2-13 in 2010.
Fox is 78-73 in nine seasons in Carolina, which includes the franchise's only Super Bowl appearance in the 2003 season.