June 30, 2016

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Browns reportedly close to deal with Oregon’s Chip Kelly, but nothing final yet

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner laid their cards on the table and pushed their money into the middle. They went all in for University of Oregon coach Chip Kelly. They were left waiting to find out if they’ll get the grand prize. The Browns and Kelly met for seven hours Friday in Read More…

Report: Browns, Chip Kelly close to deal

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported tonight that Oregon coach Chip Kelly is close to a deal to become the Browns coach. Rapoport cited a source informed of the situation. Kelly has been the Browns’ No. 1 choice since they fired Pat Shurmur on Monday. Kelly coached the Ducks to a 35-17 win over Kansas State on Read More…

Column: Browns fans shouldn’t be scared of Chip Kelly’s lack of NFL experience

Paul Brown is long dead, Tony Dungy happily retired and Bill Belichick gainfully employed. With my list of potential Browns coaches reduced by three, I’m reminded there aren’t any perfect coaches. Even the best in the business have lost big games and been deemed not good enough. I mention this because the latest Cleveland coaching Read More…

Browns coaching candidate Chip Kelly wants decision “quickly”

Oregon coach Chip Kelly is ready to listen to NFL teams interested in hiring him after coaching the Ducks to a 35-17 Fiesta Bowl win Thursday night over Kansas State. But he wants to “get it wrapped up quickly.” Kelly completed his fourth year as head coach of Oregon, becoming the first coach to go Read More…

Reports: Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, CEO Joe Banner meet with four candidates

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner weren’t wasting time in Arizona while waiting to interview Oregon’s Chip Kelly. According to multiple reports, they’ve interviewed fired Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Syracuse’s Doug Marrone, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The Browns won’t confirm any interviews before or after they occur. Read More…

Notes: Interviews continue as Browns wait for Chip Kelly

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner weren’t wasting time in Arizona while waiting to interview Oregon’s Chip Kelly. According to multiple reports, they’ve interviewed fired Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Syracuse’s Doug Marrone, Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The Browns won’t confirm any interviews before or after they occur. Read More…

Browns want Oregon coach, but so do other teams

Oregon coach Chip Kelly answered questions Wednesday at the final news conference before his Ducks take on Kansas State tonight in the Fiesta Bowl. Much of the focus was on a possible departure to the NFL. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner are reportedly in Arizona and expected to meet with Kelly on Read More…

Report: Oregon coach Chip Kelly tops Browns wish list to replace Pat Shurmur

Safety T.J. Ward is the Chip Kelly expert inside Browns headquarters. That could change within the next few days. Ward was with Kelly for three years at the University of Oregon, the final one with Kelly as head coach. Ward watched the quick-strike, fast-paced, pedal-to-the-metal offense grow into a national phenomenon. “He’s a great motivator,” Read More…

New Browns owner fires coach and GM, promises stability is on the horizon

BEREA — Owner Jimmy Haslam vowed to stop the merry-go-round, but not before he gave it another push. Haslam and CEO Joe Banner fired general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur on Monday, a day after the season ended with a 24-10 loss in Pittsburgh and a 5-11 record. Haslam bought the team from Read More…

Brian Dulik: A Banner day? Only if new Browns CEO Joe Banner is the real deal

For better or worse, the future of the Cleveland Browns now rests in the hands of CEO Joe Banner. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam III made that abundantly clear Monday, when he announced the firings of coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert during a late-morning press conference. Those moves allowed Banner to complete an Read More…