Rumors continue to swirl around the Browns’ head coaching vacancy.
From Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, four teams, including the Browns, are interested in interviewing Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien. At 43 years old, O’Brien was 8-4 in his first year at Penn State after five years as a wide receivers’ coach, quarterbacks’ coach, and offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick in New England.
CLE, AZ, PHI and SD all interested in Penn State’s Bill O’Brien according to pro and college sources. Pursuit begins this week
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 1, 2013
Kent Somers of AZCentral.com is reporting that Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton has three other suitors as well, one of them being the Browns, in addition to his current team. Horton has been defensive coordinator for the Cardinals for the past two seasons. Prior to that, he was an assistant in Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Washington.
Ray Horton expected to meet w/Bidwill tues morn. Cleveland, buff, SD also interested in interviewing. #AZCardinals
— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) January 1, 2013
Finally, Adam Schefter reports that both the Bills and Browns will interview Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone for their opening. Marrone has coached the Orange for the past four seasons, posting a 25-25 record with a 2-0 bowl record. He was previously the offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints from 2006-2008.
Syracuse HC Doug Marrone is scheduled to interview this week for Cleveland Browns’ HC and also will interview for Buffalo Bills’ HC.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2013
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