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Pat Shurmur

January 13, 2011 by staff 

Pat Shurmur, The Cleveland Browns may be close to finding a head coach. The AP reported Wednesday that the search team to find a successor to Eric Mangini had stalled. And St. Louis Rams’ offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has emerged as the favorite to win the job.

NFL.com reported that the Browns tried to conclude an agreement to Shurmur head coach of the team.

Shurmur comes from a lineage of West Coast offense that Browns President Mike Holmgren wanted to run when he was coach. He previously worked as an assistant coach Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles, who was an assistant to Holmgren in the 1990s.

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported that Holmgren came to the Browns’ facility Thursday with Shurmur agent, Bob LaMonte.

(AP) – Mike Mularkey had a chance to be a head coach in the NFL. He hopes that the Cleveland Browns to give him another.

Offensive coordinator in Atlanta who spent two seasons as Buffalo coach, interviewed with the Browns on Saturday, breaking through the preparation of the Falcons playoff visit Browns President Mike Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert.

The Browns executives went to Atlanta for the interview, the second officially conducted by the Browns in their search to replace Eric Mangini.

On Friday, the St. Louis Browns asked offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur in Cleveland. Next week they plan to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell Philadelphia and perhaps offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

It is also possible that Browns talk to Jon Gruden and John Fox – that is, if the Browns have not already. The team is now looking for the fifth coach in Cleveland since 1999 very discreet, choosing only to confirm interviews after they have occurred.

Mularkey already canceled a meeting with the Denver Broncos, but kept his appointment with the Browns because they called first. Unlike Shurmur, Mularkey has head coaching experience that could give him an advantage, and he is also familiar with the AFC North.

Bills were 14-18 in their two seasons (2004-05) under Mularkey. He led the Bills to a 9-7 records in his first season, Buffalo first victory in five years. He resigned in 2006 amid philosophical differences with the club’s front seat.

Source: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2011/01/browns-closing-in-on-pat-shurmur-as-next-head-coach/1

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