Browns President Mike Holmgren Turns Himself Down for Head Coaching Position

January 20, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Holmgren: “Holmgren just wasn’t the man for the job.”
CLEVELAND—When Browns President Mike Holmgren fired coach Eric Mangini on January 3rd after the team’s second straight 11-loss season, he knew the search for a replacement would not be easy.  Many big-name candidates were considered, including Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Mike Holmgren himself.  
At the end of what was an exhaustive search, the Browns seem to have found their man in St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, and not “crusty old Holmgren.”
"Pat is a bright, young man who grew up in football and around the coaching profession," Holmgren said. "I came away from our interview very impressed with him as a person, his extensive knowledge of the game and his track record of success as an assistant coach in this league.  Most importantly, I feel as though he possesses the nece...

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