Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski has been named the new head coach for the Cleveland Browns. The Browns fired their former head coach Pat Shurmur on December 31st. The Browns believe that he can save the team from the constant disappointment they’ve become accustomed to over the past decade. Chudzinski will be the 14th coach in Browns history, and he is also their 6th coach since 1999. It is speculated that Chudzkinki will try to hire Norv Tuner as his offensive coordinator.
Rob Chudzkinski has had two previous stints with the Browns as an assistant coach. He coached tight ends for Butch Davis in 2004, and then came back to the Browns in 2007 and was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator for two seasons under Romeo Crennel. He even grew up in Toledo, Ohio and always rooted for the Cleveland Browns. He is what Chudzinski had to say about getting the job:
I am excited about this opportunity. I’m excited about the chance to bring back what I grew up in and the feeling that this city, this region and this area has in the Cleveland Browns. I was the kid in the backyard playing and pretending I was Ozzie Newsome, Brian Sipe or the greats that played for Cleveland. The tradition of this franchise is such that the people here want a winner. And I’m here and I would not miss this for the world the opportunity to come back and bring a winner back to Cleveland.
We’ll see if he can get it done.