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Tracking the Cleveland Browns' List of Head Coach Candidates

Which of these candidates will the Browns land as their next head coach? We track their interviews here.


There have been a lot of reports out there regarding who the Cleveland Browns are interviewing or might interview to replace Mike Pettine as their new head coach in 2016. This thread will constantly be updated to track the candidates, and when an interview with them took or will take place.

The Search Committee

  • Jimmy Haslam - Owner
  • Dee Haslam - Owner
  • Sashi Brown - Executive VP of Football Operations
  • Paul DePodesta - Chief Strategy Officer
  • Jed Hughes - Consultant from Korn/Ferry International

Head Coaching Candidate Tracker

Candidate Current Position Interview
Adam Gase
Offensive Coordinator, Chicago Bears
Hired by the Miami Dolphins
Wed, January 6th
Teryl Austin Defensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions Wed, January 6th
Doug Marrone Assistant HC & OL Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars Thu, January 7th
Jerome Henderson Defensive Backs Coach, Dallas Cowboys Fri, January 8th
Matt Patricia Defensive Coordinator, New England Patriots
Sat, January 9th
Hue Jackson Offensive Coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals Sun, January 10th | HIRED BY BROWNS
Sean McDermott Defensive Coordinator, Carolina Panthers Thu, January 7th Sun, January 10th
Paul Guenther Defensive Coordinator, Cincinnati Bengals
Sun, January 10th Nothing scheduled
Chip Kelly (Former Head Coach, Philadelphia Eagles) PFT: plugged-in source says "keep eye on"

Who Do You Like?

Feel free to discuss the candidates in the comments section below, including who might best align with the Browns' innovative approach to analytics, and the fact that the head coach will have a say in the team's general manager.