Jerry Richardson and Ron Rivera met this morning - apparently in Richardson's gated community home outside Charlotte.
And, apparently it went well. Panthers PR spokesperson Charlie Dayton has stated Rivera will stay. It's a safe assumption that playoffs were a stated expectation.
Now, Rivera has to put together the rest of his staff. It's doubtful in my opinion that Rivera would've been asked to sacrifice a coordinator. The few rumors I heard about Mike Shula suggest that there's an outside chance he'll leave if he wants (i.e., they wouldn't stop him). I would definitely hope for a good Special Teams hire - say, Dave Toub, who you could also name Assistant Head Coach.