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Sport Browns downplay Meyer rumors, prefer coach with NFL experience

02:10  03 january  2020
02:10  03 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Urban Meyer to Cowboys, Browns or Redskins? Pros and cons of each NFL coaching job

  Urban Meyer to Cowboys, Browns or Redskins? Pros and cons of each NFL coaching job If the coach decides to take a job in the NFL, he should look at Dallas, Cleveland and Washington as potential landing spots.This is a hot topic heading into "Black Monday," the day after Week 17 of the NFL season when a handful of coaches typically get fired. Meyer, who retired as coach at Ohio State after the 2018 college football season with a 187-32 career record, spent the 2019 season in the Fox studio as an analyst. The last time Meyer took a year off, he was preparing for the college game.

Meyer , 55, has never coached in the NFL and has been retired since the 2018 season due to health reasons. In his 17 years of coaching at Bowling Green ESPN's Adam Schefter described the Meyer rumors as "an interesting situation to watch." The Browns are set to interview former Packers head

Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy interviewed on Thursday and Haslam promised a “thorough” search for the fifth head coach to be hired since he purchased the The team is focused on coaches with NFL experience right now…only after Matt Rhule turned down their interview request.

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam downplayed the recent report about his club's interest in former Florida and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

Urban Meyer wearing a suit and tie© Icon Sportswire / Getty

"Right now we're just focusing on people with NFL coaching experience," he said in his press conference Thursday, according to Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot.

Haslam said the Browns will hire a head coach and then involve the new hire in the selection of the next general manager, according to Cabot.

Cleveland parted ways with first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens and general manager John Dorsey after a disappointing 6-10 campaign in 2019.

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Urban Meyer retired as the coach at Ohio State on Tuesday, an announcement that was sudden but not necessarily surprising. If Meyer returns to coaching , it'll be for a top-end job in college; he's not leaving the game to come back for anything less. But the NFL doesn't appear to be on Meyer 's radar

Potential suitors reportedly on Cleveland's radar include Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Ravens OC Greg Roman, Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, Bills OC Brian Daboll, and 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. The Browns interviewed former Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Thursday.

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