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Browns coach Pat Shurmur doesn't expect to hire an offensive coordinator

By Nate Ulrich Published: February 10, 2011

Browns coach Pat Shurmur met with reporters Thursday during the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Here are some of the highlights from his discussion with media:


  • The Browns don't have an offensive coordinator, and they're not expected to hire one for next season, either. "I think it's gonna stay that way," Shurmur said. "I will actually take that role."

  • When asked if serving as the Browns' head coach and offensive coordinator is too much, Shurmur said, "I feel really good about how we've structured things. I think it's going to work well."

  • When asked if the Browns will use 4-3 defense next season, Shurmur said, "That's part of the roster shaping. I think that'll become obvious soon."

  • Shurmur said coaches Gary Brown (running backs), Steve Hagen (tight ends), Jerome Henderson (defensive backs) and George Warhop (offensive line) have been retained. Shurmur said the coaching staff is basically complete. He expects the team to make a formal announcement Monday.

  • When asked if Colt McCoy will be the Browns' starting quarterback heading into next season, Shurmur said, "It would be a logical assumption." Shurmur also said he has reached out to McCoy and has spoken to him.

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