Well, we might have a guess on another coach under Rob Chudzinski for the Browns. Adam Schefter at ESPN has the report:
Six teams – OAK, KC, DET, CHI, CAR, IND – have asked to interview Browns ST coach Chris Tabor and Cleveland has denied permission on Tabor.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2013
This is in contrast to what Jimmy Haslam said at the press conference two weeks ago announcing the exit of Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert. At that time, he said the assistants would remain under contract but would be free to interview elsewhere. He did hint that some might remain on the 2013 staff. Here’s his quote from the presser:
“We’ve also met with the coaching staff. They, of course, are all under contract. We will be very liberal in granting them permission to talk to other teams. We have asked them that they follow the normal process in notifying us first, but we’ll do everything we can to help them get jobs. As the same time, when our new head coach comes in, he may want to hire some of those individuals himself and they’re well aware of the approximate timetable and we had almost identical conversations with them that we just had with you all.”
Tabor, 41, became the Browns special teams coordinator upon Shurmur’s arrival in 2011. Before that, he was the assistant special teams coach for the Chicago Bears for three seasons. He also spent 15 years at the high school and college level in various positions, mostly in charge of running backs and special teams.
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