The Cleveland Browns tried to assemble a super-staff of coaches last year when they hired offensive Norv Turn to be their offensive coordinator, and Ray Horton, a finalist for several head-coaching jobs, to be their defensive coordinator.
But that that failed once they decided Rob Chudzinski wasn’t an adequate head coach, and now they may be trying out an entirely different staff that may start with former Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel at the top:
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will interview for #Browns head coach job within next few days, per Joe Dunn of Akron’s Fox Sports 1350
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) January 3, 2014
The Browns appear to have settled on their defensive coordinator before they have settled on a head coach. Former Lions boss Jim Schwartz is believed to be in place to run the Cleveland defense barring a veto from the new head coach. Schwartz could bring Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham with him as well.
Tressel is currently working at the University of Akron in a non football capacity. He spent a year working as an assistant with the Indianapolis Colts in a small role as he’s still serving a show cause penalty from the sanctions levied against him while he was at OSU. For now, the team is denying it:
Browns official on team’s reported interview of former Ohio State HC Jim Tressel: “Totally false. A lot of BS coming out about us.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 3, 2014
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