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Cribbs Gets Six Years, Butch Davis Back

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The new regime has made it clear that our best players deserve contract extensions, as was seen with Leigh Bodden last year. Now, another key contributor will be with the Browns through 2012. The Browns signed kick returner Joshua Cribbs to a six-year extension after being an undrafted rookie last season.

"This is a dream come true for me," Cribbs said. "I love the city of Cleveland and our fans and I'm excited to be here for the long haul. It certainly feels good to be wanted, and now I'm even more motivated because I want to prove to this organization that they made the right decision."

With this move, I think it's safe to say that the Browns plan on Cribbs being their kick returner for a long, long time. And, you'd also have to imagine that the Browns will eventually implement Cribbs into the offense in a way that Antwaan Randle El was used during his days with the Pittsburgh Steelers. This season, Cribbs is ranked third in the NFL with a 27.7-yard average on kickoff returns. He has also caught nine passes for 81 yards.

In other news, guess who will be returning to football? A picture should do enough justice:

CarolinaBlue.com has been told by sources that the two-week search to replace John Bunting has apparently come to a close with the Tar Heels landing one of the most-sought after coaches in the college football circles.
- Eddy Landreth, CarolinaBlue.com Associate Editor
You'll need a subscription to be able to view the page, but it's believed that Butch Davis could be the new head coach of North Carolina. Remember, he was very successful as a college coach.