There's a major game-day change for the Carolina Panthers. Head coach Frank Reich is giving up play-calling duties. The news was leaked on social media Monday. Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown will take over play-calling beginning with the Panther's game against the Texans on Oct. 29. Reich confirmed the game-day change at the team's news conference later that day. "It's always been part of the plan," Reich said. "Something Thomas and I have discussed from the time that he was hired. I'm excited about this for Thomas. I'm excited for our team on offense. Thomas is a stud. He's a great leader. He's a brilliant offensive mind. We all have a lot of confidence in him." According to ESPN.com, Reich said the decision to step away from play-calling was "100% (his) decision from start to finish." The Carolina Panthers are 0-6 on the season. They are also the last winless team in the NFL. Team officials hope placing Brown in the play-calling slot will spark the Panthers to their first win. The 37-year-old Brown has been a candidate for several head coaching positions in the NFL. He was previously assistant head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. The Carolina Panthers are enjoying a bye week and will return to action against Houston on Oct. 29.