One of the unusual hot coaching candidates on the rumor mill these days is Syracuse coach Doug Marrone. A former New Orleans saints offensive coordinator, Marrone, 48, already has interviewed with the Bills, and will interview soon with the Eagles and Chargers.
Reports then circulated yesterday that he also interviewed with the Browns earlier this week, and Plain Dealer reporter Mary Kay Cabot added this tidbit:
#Browns were “very impressed” w/Syracuse HC Doug Marrone, whom they interviewed this week. He also talked to Bills and Eagles. Ex-Saints OC
All this news comes as the Browns remain in hot pursuit of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, who is 49years old. Marrone also has had much limited college success, although he comes from an NFL background.
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