Browns Name Mike Pettine As Their New Head Coach
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Browns have named former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine as their new head coach.
Pettine replaces Rob Chudzinski, who was fired one day after the 2013 season after just one season in Cleveland.
Pettine was with the Bills for only one season, but prior to that he was defensive coordinator of the New York Jets for four seasons.
Pettine broke into coaching as a graduate assistant with the University of Pittsburgh in 1993. His first coaching job in the NFL was with the Baltimore Ravens, where he coached for seven seasons.
The Browns were the last team to fill there head coach vacancy this offseason and now they will go through the process of filling out the rest of their coaching staff.
The Browns will hold a press conference at 4:45PM EST on Thursday to formally introduce Pettine as their seventh full-time head coach of the new era.