Sport Browns downplay Meyer rumors, prefer coach with NFL experience

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

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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.

The Cleveland Browns have strong interest in former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer as they look for a replacement for Freddie Kitchens, according Kitchens was fired on Sunday following a 6–10 finish to the regular season. Meyer , 55, has never coached in the NFL and has been retired since

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

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"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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As the Cleveland Browns hunt for their fourth coach in five years, one of their state's biggest names appears to be on the team's radar. The 55-year-old Meyer has never coached in the NFL , but he has long been one of college football 's most notable names.

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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