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Browns hire Rob Chudzinski

Toledo native becomes Browns' 14th head coach

Jasen Sokol
New Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski
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The Browns have found their man. Toledo native and lifelong Browns fan Rob Chudzinski will be the team’s 14th head coach.

This will be Chudzinski’s third stint with the team. He coached the tight ends in 2004 and was the offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. It’s his first head coaching job after serving as Offensive Coordinator for the Carolina Panthers for the last two seasons. But WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the move reminds him of another one made by Browns CEO Joe Banner when he was in Philadelphia:

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“In 1999, he hired a guy named Andy Reid, who was an unknown quarterback coach in Green Bay. And he just hoped that Andy Reid would do something in Philadelphia which hadn’t been done for years which was get things organized and win some games. Andy Reid’s a very successful coach there at the time but I know everyone in Philadelphia said ‘The Eagles did what?’”

Chudzinski will be formally introduced at a press conference later this morning.

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