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The Cleveland Browns are looking for their sixth head coach and sixth general manager under owner Jimmy Haslam. And the jobs are becoming less desirable with each passing year. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Haslam is yet again changing his approach after firing Freddie Kitchens and John Dorsey at the end of the 6-10 season.

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The Cleveland Browns had their first press conference Thursday since firing both head coach Freddie Kitchens and General Manager John Dorsey. Owner Jimmy Haslam said they will hire their new head coach first then look for GM candidates. He said they have talked to more than 20 players and are dedicated to “getting it right this time.”

“I can’t tell you how many people in this organization have been checking references, doing background checks, gathering data, etc...”

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The Cleveland Browns are once again searching for a new head coach. After leading the Browns to a 6 - 10 season, Freddie Kitchens is out of the role he held for less than a year.

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Two days after firing first-year head coach Freddie Kitchens, the Cleveland Browns are also parting ways with the team's general manager.

The team announced Tuesday that John Dorsey, who was hired in December 2017, is leaving the organization.

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Fans are pinning their hopes on a big season for the Cleveland Browns. The hype has been building since quarterback Baker Mayfield led the team’s turnaround last year. They’ve since added star wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. They open the season Sunday at home against the Tennessee Titans. 

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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.

The Cleveland Browns went from the worst team in the NFL last season to winning seven games this year, giving fans something they haven’t had in a while: hope.

WKSU’s Mark Arehart talked with sports commentator Terry Pluto about how the Browns finally started winning and why the team is an attractive destination for potential head coaches this offseason.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, November 19:

Less than a week after firing head coach Hue Jackson, the Browns (2-5-1) face a tough Kansas City Chiefs team at home. The Chiefs are 7-1 and in first place in the AFC West. 

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says this will likely be a painful game for Browns fans to watch. However, he says this matchup should also give fans hope.

That's because Browns General Manager John Dorsey gets most of the credit for building a winning team in Kansas City. Dorsey was their general manager from 2013 through 2016. 

Two of Cleveland’s pro sports teams are at crossroads. Less than a day after the Cavs fired head coach Ty Lue, the Browns fired their coach, Hue Jackson. Now, both struggling teams will continue their seasons with interim leadership.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says it was quite a sudden shakeup in the sports scene. "Two head coaches. Two assistants. Two teams with two interim coaches. I’ve never had a back-to-back firing of coaches basically in 24 hours."

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The Cleveland Browns have a new quarterback. The Browns picked Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield, 23, with the No 1. pick in Thursday's NFL draft. It was a surprising pick amid speculation the Browns might choose USC’s Sam Darnold or Wyoming’s Josh Allen.

WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says Mayfield is a gamble that Browns General Manager John Dorsey hopes will pay off.

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Thursday is the NFL draft. And for Browns fans, it’s the equivalent of the Super Bowl. The team that went 0-16 last season has the first and fourth picks. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says there's been a lot of speculation and rumors about who the Browns will select, but it’s fairly safe to say it will be a quarterback. 

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The Browns stunned the NFL this past weekend, making a flurry of trades within 36 hours. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says the Browns were bold in the moves they made before the free-agency period opened.

"These were a bunch of preemptive strikes," he said.

The Browns have brought in a new general manager whose goal is to turn around the franchise – quickly. Owner Jimmy Haslam fired Vice President Sashi Brown last week after the team won just one game in two seasons. That same day, Brown was replaced by former Kansas City General Manager John Dorsey.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says Dorsey is partly credited for reviving the Chiefs during his four years there.