Urban Meyer is on the Browns’ radar.
The former Ohio State head coach is reportedly a target for Cleveland’s head coaching vacancy, per Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 2, 2020
The Browns unceremoniously dismissed head coach Freddie Kitchens after a disappointing 6-10 season, which was mired in controversy and highlighted by Kitchens’ wardrobe choice later in the season. Kitchens was later joined in unemployment by general manager John Dorsey, whom is credited with building the current Browns’ roster.
The Browns are also interviewing former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy for the job, per the team..
Meyer is a hot coaching candidate in the NFL sphere, with the Browns, Redskins and Cowboys reportedly interested in Meyer’s services. Dallas has yet to dismiss head coach Jason Garrett, whose contract expired following the 2019 season. The Redskins recently hired former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera to the same position.
Meyer, a three-time national champion head coach, brought two titles to Florida in 2006 and 2008 and one ring to Ohio State in 2014. He retired following the 2018 season due to health reasons, the second retirement of his coaching career due to the same circumstances.
Meyer, a Toledo, Ohio native, has no prior NFL coaching experience and also headed up the programs at Utah and Bowling Green before his tenure at Florida.
Whoever takes the Browns job will have a strong core in place, which features quarterback Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Nick Chubb.