Browns next interview candidate: Dallas assistant Rich Bisaccia


bisacciaNext man up: Dallas Cowboys assistant Rich Bisaccia will be the eighth candidate to interview for the Cleveland Browns head coaching vacancy.

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported the news on Thursday evening. The interview is scheduled for Saturday. Bisaccia, the special teams coordinator, previously interviewed this month for the Washington Redskins vacancy. Washington later Jay Gruden.

The 53-year-old Bisaccia is most well known for spending nine years as mostly the special teams coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2002-2010. He added the title of associate head coach in 2007, while he served as running backs coach for a two-year stint. He then was with the San Diego Chargers for two seasons.

In January 2013, Bisaccia joined the coaching staff of Auburn’s Gus Malzahn — a once-desired candidate for the Browns as well. But that position lasted just a few weeks before they allowed him to jump back to the pros with the Cowboys job.

This is a very seasoned assistant and could be a worthwhile addition to a future Browns coaching staff, even if he doesn’t get the head coaching gig. As Glazer pointed out, it’s meaningful for the Cleveland front office to continue to interview candidates and get their name out, even if they’re still waiting and waiting on Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

Wednesday’s candidate du jour was Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. He was the seventh rumored interviewee. The only other two still available individuals: recently fired Tennessee head coach Mike Munchak and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Also of note, the Browns now have officially lost three former assistants: defensive line coach Joe Cullen, outside linebackers coach Brian Baker and tight ends coach Jon Embree. Eventually, they’ll need a whole slew of warm bodies to round out the new coach’s staff.

[Related: Despite concerns with Browns front office, I’m feeling patient during coach search]

Photo: Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News

  • cmm13

    Joe leans back in his chair as it spins and from down the hallway even the secretary can hear him exclaim; “I’LL SHOW THEM NOBODY WANTS THE JOB!”

  • mgbode

    First thing that came to mind with his name was the Auburn semi stint. But, we continue our no stone unturned approach.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Well, if Dan Snyder doesn’t want him, there might be something worthwhile there….

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Clown posse stop messin’ with Browns fans heads!!!!!