Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/13/13
The Cleveland Browns announced on Jan. 10 that Rob Chudzinski has been hired as the NFL team’s new head coach. Chudzinski comes over from the Carolina Panthers, where he spent the last two years as the club’s offensive coordinator. He becomes Cleveland’s sixth head coach since the 1999 season. It’s also the third time the Browns have hired Chudzinski as he worked for the club as an assistant coach in the past. However, this will represent his first head coaching stint. The Browns need as much help as they can possibly get since they’ve made the NFL playoffs just once in the last 14 seasons. The Browns had a coaching vacancy after first-year coach Pat Shurmur was let go on New Year’s Eve after leading the team to a 5-11 record in the 2012 regular season. Chudzinski will be the 14th head coach in club history. The 44-year-old was found to be the best person available for the job according to Jimmy Haslam, the owner of the Browns. Haslam spoke to at last eight possible candidates for t...
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