Freddie Kitchens

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For the first time in years, Browns fans are upbeat heading into Super Bowl weekend. That’s because the team that went 0-16 into the last off-season is predicted by many to make the playoffs next year.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says for once the Browns have a clear vision in the off-season with General Manager John Dorsey at the helm.

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The Browns front office says the hiring of Freddie Kitchens as head coach is all about building on last season’s momentum. The team went 5-3 after Kitchens was promoted to offensive coordinator at mid-season.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto said he's always been against teams hiring inexperienced assistants as head coaches. But this feels different.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, January 14:

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, January 10:

The Cleveland Browns have a new head coach.

The team is tapping offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens. Our sports commentator Terry Pluto calls it a remarkable rise, adding that a year ago, most fans probably couldn’t have told you who Kitchens was.

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