Cleveland Browns: The Non-Hire at OC Could Mean an Expanded Role For Gil Haskell

February 2, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Monday, the Cleveland Browns added to their collection of former head coaches on staff by hiring Mark Whipple for the position of quarterbacks coach. Whipple served as a head coach at the collegiate level from 1988-2003 with New Haven, Brown, and the University of Massachusetts.
Whipple joins defensive coordinator Dick Jauron--who spent time as head coach of the Bears, Lions and Bill--and team president Mike Holmgren, former head coach of the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.
With a trio of former head coaches present to guide Pat Shurmur, who has no prior head coaching experience, it seems that the Browns will head into 2011 without filling the position of offensive coordinator (OC).
The prevailing thought is that with Jauron handling the defense, Whipple guiding young quarterback Colt McCoy, Shurmur calling the offensive plays, and Holmgren steering the ship, there is no need to formally announce an OC.
However, there is another man lurking in the shadows...

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