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Browns hire several assistant coaches

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 31, 2011

Updated at 6:19 p.m. with official announcements from the Browns

The Browns have hired the following four men to serve as assistants on Pat Shurmur's coaching staff: former University of Miami offensive coordinator Mark Whipple (quarterbacks coach), former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Bill Davis (linebackers coach), former Oakland Raiders defensive line coach Dwaine Board (defensive line coach) and former Cardinals wide receivers coach Mike Wilson (wide receivers coach).

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Chris Tabor hired as the Browns' new special teams coordinator

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 25, 2011

Chris Tabor was named the Browns' new special teams coordinator, the team announced today. Tabor spent the past three seasons as an assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears.

The Browns needed to replace special teams coordinator Brad Seely, 54. After coaching the Browns for the past two seasons, Seely recently left the organization to join the San Francisco 49ers' coaching staff.

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Browns C Alex Mack added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster; LT Joe Thomas named to the AP All-Pro Team

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 24, 2011

Updated at 3:30 p.m. with Joe Thomas being named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team

Browns center Alex Mack has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced today.

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Special teams coordinator Brad Seely leaves the Browns

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 21, 2011

Updated at 5:30 p.m.

Brad Seely has left the Browns, a team spokesman said today. Seely served as the Browns' assistant head coach and special teams coordinator during the past two seasons.

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Browns name Dick Jauron their defensive coordinator

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 21, 2011

Updated at 5:35 p.m.

The Browns hired Dick Jauron as their new defensive coordinator today, the team announced.

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Report: Browns lose another coordinator candidate as Dave Wannstedt takes job with Buffalo Bills

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 21, 2011

Dave Wannstedt has agreed to become the new assistant head coach and linebackers coach for the Buffalo Bills, Fox Sports' Alex Marvez reported Friday. Wannstedt interviewed with the Browns to become their defensive coordinator on Thursday, a league source said.

Wannstedt, who was forced out as head coach of the University of Pittsburgh football team last month, is the third coordinator candidate known to have ended up with another team after interviewing with the Browns. The Browns also pursued Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave to fill their offensive coordinator vacancy, but McCoy stayed with the Denver Broncos and Musgrave accepted a job offer from the Minnesota Vikings.

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Report: Bill Davis enters the mix for the Browns' defensive coordinator opening

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 20, 2011

Former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Bill Davis interviewed today for a chance to take control of the Browns' defense, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Davis, a 45-year-old Youngstown native, was recently fired by the Cardinals after they finished with a record of 5-11 and their defense ranked 29th out of the 32 teams in the NFL. He served as the Cardinals' defensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

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Poll: Would you rather have Dick Jauron or Dave Wannstedt serve as the Browns' defensive coordinator

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 20, 2011

Dick Jauron interviewed with the Browns for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dave Wannstedt will interview for the same job today.

Jauron, 60, served as a senior assistant and defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles this past season. He's also a candidate to become the Eagles' defensive coordinator, and his chances of landing that job seemingly increased when Jim Mora took himself out of the running, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Wednesday night.

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Report: Browns lose offensive coordinator candidate Bill Musgrave to Minnesota Vikings

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 19, 2011

Updated at 7:29 p.m.

Bill Musgrave has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported this evening. Musgrave is the Atlanta Falcons' assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach who interviewed with the Browns Tuesday before meeting with the Vikings today.

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Dick Jauron to interview with the Browns today and Wednesday; Dave Wannstedt has meeting set for Thursday

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 18, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron will interview with the Browns for their defensive coordinator position today and Wednesday, a league source said.

Meanwhile, Dave Wannstedt is waiting his turn. The Browns are scheduled to interview Wannstedt for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday, a league source said.

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Browns reportedly set to interview Bill Musgrave for their offensive coordinator position

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 18, 2011

The Browns are scheduled to interview Bill Musgrave today to replace offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported.

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Browns to interview Dave Wannstedt for their defensive coordinator vacancy

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 17, 2011

The Browns plan to interview Dave Wannstedt for their defensive coordinator vacancy late this week, a league source said Monday.

Wannstedt, 58, has been the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys and the head coach of the Chicago Bears, the Miami Dolphins and the University of Pittsburgh. He was recently forced out as Pitt's coach.

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Miami Dolphins will reportedly hire Brian Daboll as their offensive coordinator

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 17, 2011

The Miami Dolphins will hire Brian Daboll as their offensive coordinator, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported. Daboll served as the Browns' offensive coordinator for the past two seasons.

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Transcript from Pat Shurmur's introductory press conference as the Browns' coach

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 14, 2011

Browns President Mike Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert formally introduced Pat Shurmur as Cleveland's 13th full-time head coach Friday morning. Here is a transcript from the press conference:

Browns President Mike Holmgren, General Manager Tom Heckert and Head Coach Pat Shurmur press conference 1-14-11

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Highlights from Pat Shurmur's first press conference as Browns coach

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 14, 2011

The Browns formally introduced Pat Shurmur as their new head coach this Friday morning. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference:

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Reactions to Pat Shurmur becoming the Browns' head coach

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 13, 2011

Here are some reactions from players, coaches and executives who know new Browns coach Pat Shurmur:

St. Louis Rams Head coach Steve Spagnuolo

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The Browns hire Pat Shurmur as their head coach

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 13, 2011

The Browns' search for their new head coach started and ended with the same man -- former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

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Poll: Did the Browns hire the right head coach in Pat Shurmur?

By dan Published: January 13, 2011

The Browns named Pat Shurmur as their 13th full-time coach today, but was it the right move?

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Report: Browns hope to make Pat Shurmur their head coach in the next 48 hours

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 12, 2011

The Browns hope to finalize a contract with St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur in the next 48 hours and introduce him as their new head coach at a news conference Friday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday evening.

Shurmur, 45, interviewed with the Browns this past Friday and he emerged as the front-runner to succeed coach Eric Mangini, who was fired Jan. 3, several national analysts have said. The Browns have also interviewed Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, 49, and New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell, 48.

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Jon Gruden says he'll stay at ESPN instead of returning to the sideline in 2011

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 11, 2011

Browns fans who hope Jon Gruden will coach their favorite team in 2011 could not have liked what they heard early Tuesday morning at the end of ESPN Radio's broadcast of the BCS National Championship game.

As the broadcast wound down, play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico asked Gruden if he would take one of the many coaching jobs for which he has been rumored to be a candidate. Gruden replied by saying, "No, heck no. I'll be back with you." Tirico then laughed and said he is tired of people asking him about Gruden's future.

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Browns wide receivers coach George McDonald hired by the Miami Hurricanes

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 11, 2011

Updated at 4:52 p.m.

Wide receivers coach George McDonald will leave the Browns to hold the same position with the University of Miami football team. Hurricanes coach Al Golden announced McDonald's hiring on Tuesday.

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Tracking the Browns' search for their next head coach

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 9, 2011

The Browns' search for their head coach has ended. On Thursday, former St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was named the Browns' 13th full-time head coach in franchise history, the team announced. Shurmur was the first of three candidates known to have interviewed with Browns President Mike Holmgren and General Manager Tom Heckert. He replaces coach Eric Mangini, who was fired on Jan. 3 after leading the Browns to records of 5-11 in consecutive seasons.

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Report: Browns plan to interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 4, 2011

As expected, the Browns will reportedly seek permission to interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their head coaching vacancy, according to CSNPhilly.com.

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Browns to interview St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 4, 2011

The Browns will interview St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy on Thursday, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. The Rams confirmed they gave Shurmur permission to interview.

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Browns to interview Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 4, 2011

The Browns will interview Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for their head coaching vacancy at the end of this week. The Denver Broncos announced they will interview Mularkey on Friday.

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Transcript from press conference with Browns President Mike Holmgren

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 3, 2011

Browns President Mike Holmgren met with reporters Monday afternoon. Here is a transcript from the press conference:

Browns President Mike Holmgren press conference 1-3-11

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Browns President Mike Holmgren says coaching search has already started, but he's not a candidate

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 3, 2011

After firing coach Eric Mangini this morning, Browns President Mike Holmgren met with reporters this afternoon. Here are some of the highlights from the press conference.

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Browns fire coach Eric Mangini

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 3, 2011

Here is the official release from the Browns:

Eric Mangini was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Cleveland Browns Monday, the team announced.

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Poll: Did the Browns make the right choice firing Eric Mangini?

By dan Published: January 3, 2011

Browns fans, here is your chance to make your opinion known. Add your vote and your opinion in the comments. We'll have another poll after Browns President Mike Holmgren meets with the media at 1 p.m.

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Browns President Mike Holmgren says he will meet with coach Eric Mangini Monday morning

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 2, 2011

Browns President Mike Holmgren said he will meet with coach Eric Mangini Monday morning, so the two can discuss Mangini's future.

This past Friday, Mangini said he expected to meet with Holmgren on Monday. On Sunday before the Browns began their regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Holmgren confirmed the meeting will take place.

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Game day blog: Browns vs. Steelers (Week 17)

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 2, 2011

Final recap: Steelers 41, Browns 9 (click here for the box score)

The Browns were embarrassed in their regular-season finale against the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh dominated from the start, as evidenced by Cleveland's 31-3 halftime deficit. With the win, the Steelers (12-4) clinched the AFC North title, a first-round playoff bye and a home game in the divisional round. The Browns finished with a record of 5-11 for the second consecutive season. They also ended the season with a four-game losing streak. This could be the end of the road for coach Eric Mangini in Cleveland. He will meet with Browns President Mike Holmgren Monday morning to discuss his future. On NBC's "Football Night in America," Sports Illustrated's Peter King said he believes Holmgren will fire Mangini and try to replace him with Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mangini's body language and actions after the game suggested Sunday was his farewell tour. It should be an interesting week at the team's headquarters in Berea, so stay tuned. The Browns have scheduled an open locker room period for media beginning at approximately 10 a.m. Monday, followed by a scheduled news conference with Mangini at 1 p.m. Aside from speculation about a coaching change, the other major Browns storyline to come out of the game was quarterback Colt McCoy's rocky finish to his rookie season. He faced two of the NFL's toughest defenses in the final two weeks (the Baltimore Ravens and the Steelers), and he threw three interceptions in each game. On the second play from scrimmage, McCoy's pass went off the left hand of tight end Benjamin Watson and into the arms of Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. The Steelers scored one play later when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Mike Wallace for a 56-yard pass. Pittsburgh never looked back. The Browns had a chance to cut their deficit in half early in the second quarter, but tight end Robert Royal dropped consecutive passes in the end zone, and the Browns settled for a field goal. They never posed a serious threat again.

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