Cleveland Browns

In A Flashback To 2019, Browns Announce Another New Head Coach

Jan 14, 2020

You may have heard this one before: The Cleveland Browns have a new head coach.

The team introduced Kevin Stefanski, 37, as the team's latest leader Tuesday afternoon — the 18th full-time head coach in team history and sixth full-time head coach since Jimmy and Dee Haslam bought the team in 2012. 

Stefanski comes to the Browns after one full season as the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator and 14 seasons with the Vikings organization. 

The Cleveland Browns have picked Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as the new head coach, the 18th full-time head coach in franchise history.

Stefanski, 37, was reportedly the favorite of Browns Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta in last year's search for a head coach. After the Browns fired General Manager John Dorsey two days after Kitchens was dismissed, DePodesta was put in charge of this year's search.

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Bounce Innovation Hub, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Akron, Ohio.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss what to expect in Democratic politics, with the March primary election less than 10 weeks away. Democratic strategist Derrick Clay joins the show.

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.

A Cleveland Browns helmet is seen before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh.
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The Cleveland Browns have been "brownsing" pretty hard in recent months. This could be bad news for a team much closer to home, now that the Columbus Crew shares the same ownership.

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says the team will hire a new head coach first, then allow the coach to have a say in who is hired as general manager after the firings of coach Freddie Kitchens and GM John Dorsey earlier this week. 

 Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens walks on the field in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland.
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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.

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.

The Cleveland Browns have fired head coach Freddie Kitchens after one season.

“We are disappointed in our results and feel a change is necessary,” said Browns General Manager John Dorsey in a statement.

Cleveland entered the season with high expectations after trading for receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Instead, the Browns’ 33-23 loss to 2-14 Cincinnati Sunday dropped their record to 6-10.

The Cleveland Browns will end the decade without a winning season. Last week's 38-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals dropped their record to 6-8 with two games left. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto says the loss in the desert was a new low for a team that entered the season with big hype.

The Browns have a chance on Sunday to sweep the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time in 31 years. But hanging over the rematch is the aftermath of the ugly brawl at the end of their last meeting two weeks ago. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto puts it in perspective.

First sweep since '88?

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.
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Myles Garrett’s goal was to be NFL’s top defensive player this season. He won’t finish it.

Cleveland Browns player Myles Garrett will learn his fate with the NFL Wednesday. Garrett is appealing his indefinite suspension after an ugly brawl at the end of last week’s game against the Steelers. He ripped the helmet off of quarterback Mason Rudolph and used it to hit Rudolph over the head. WKSU sports commentator Terry Pluto said Garrett will be asking the league to reduce the suspension.

A Cleveland Browns helmet is seen before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 in Pittsburgh.
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Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett on Wednesday will have his appeal for his indefinite NFL suspension for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with a helmet.

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, in Cleveland.
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High school football fans spent the weekend taking in playoff games in Ohio. At Nordonia’s Boliantz Stadium, people were also talking about the violent end of Thursday’s Browns-Steelers game, and its possible impact on the game and student athletes.

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