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Browns fire head coach and GM
New owner Jimmy Haslam fires Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert after 5 - 11 season
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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The first to break the news this morning was Jay Glazer of Fox Sports via a tweet.  ESPN also reports that Shurmur and Heckert have been fired by the Browns new owner Jimmy Haslam.  The changes came as no surprise as the Browns winded down an up-and-down season with a 24-10 loss to Pittsburgh.

Shurmur's replacement will become the 7th head coach for the Browns since they rejoined the NFL in 1999.  The Plain Dealer reports that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is on the short list for the job, as is, Penn State's Bill O'Brien.

Other names in the running are NFL offensive coordinators: Josh McDaniels (Patriots), Greg Roman (49ers), Bruce Arians (Colts), Mike McCoy (Broncos), Dirk Koetter (Falcons), Jay Gruden (Bengals) and Kyle Shanahan (Redskins).


WKSU will have more on the story later today.
 
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