The Cleveland Browns are back to searching for a new head coach after it was learned that Chip Kelly will remain at Oregon. Last Friday it was reported that Kelly would be the Browns next head coach. That was before Kelly decided to keep his meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Browns were stood up at their dinner meeting that never took place with Kelly on Saturday night because Kelly was still meeting with the Eagles who seemed to be keeping him from their former employee Joe Banner. The Browns would leave the desert without a deal with Chip Kelly and it is now back to the drawing board in the search for the Browns next head coach the teams 6th full-time head coach since returning to the league in 1999.
Before the NFL regular season ended, there were multiple reports about the Browns being interested in Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban. The Browns were reportedly set to offer Saban a 10 year deal that was worth a 100 million dollars. Sabin had since said he was not interested in returning to the NFL, a place he visited for a brief time with the Miami Dolphins before jumping ship and heading back into the NCAA coaching ranks.
Could this all be a smoke screen? Could the Browns and Saban really come together and make a deal as soon as the National Championship game is over tonight? I guess we will soon find out. The Browns have a lot of choices on the table. Now that the Indianapolis Colts were eliminated from the play offs the Cleveland Browns are free to talk to Bruce Arians who would be a top choice for many NFL teams. Arians coached for the Browns as an offensive coordinator and helped take the team to their only play-off appearance since returning to the NFL. Could the Browns be interested in Arians, if the team is smart they would be.
Rumor has it Arians won’t come cheap. The Colts are believed to have up the pot when it come to Bruce Arians. They don’t want to lose him to another team especially after how sick the Colts head coach Pagano was this season. Arians stepped in and ran the Colts right into the NFL play-offs in Pagano’s absence.
Some people have talked about the Browns going after Lovie Smith who was fired by the Chicago Bears after spending years as the team’s head coach. One thing we do know is the Cleveland Browns will have a lot of options as their search continues today. Who the next coach of the Cleveland Browns will be still is a mystery the Cleveland fans would like an answer to soon.
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