November 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former coach Jim Tressel is held by players from his 2002 National Championship team in a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Browns to interview Jim Tressel and Jim Schwartz


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:

 

And former Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz could be his defensive coordinator, according to Bleacher Report’s Dan Pompei:

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:  


 

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