The Cleveland Browns have fired Hue Jackson as their head coach, according to multiple reports. Adam Schefter first reported the news.
Browns fired Hue Jackson, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2018
Jackson is the fifth straight Browns head coach to be fired after Cleveland’s second game with Pittsburgh. The Browns lost to the Steelers 33-18 on Saturday.
Jackson went 3-36-1 in two and a half seasons as Cleveland’s head coach, including a 2-5-1 mark this season. The Browns lost three different games by three points this season.
In addition to the struggles on the field, reports out of Cleveland have indicated Jackson has butted heads with general manager John Dorsey and offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Source: The #Browns have fired OC Todd Haley. More madness.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2018
Jackson is the first NFL head coach fired during the 2018-19 cycle.
And yes, @LincolnRiley is viable in Cleveland. Another college name I'd keep a close eye on: Iowa State coach Matt Campbell. Highly regarded in the circles that GM John Dorsey runs in, and a native of Northeast Ohio.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 29, 2018
In addition to Riley and Campbell, you also have to wonder if Bob Stoops would consider this one this time. He was interested in the past sources told FootballScoop; but the offer didn’t come to him then.
Everyone is going to get their chuckles off on Twitter about Hue Jackson finally being fired and the Browns having another coaching search.
But worth noting Cleveland is a very attractive job now. Not something we’ve said in a long time.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 29, 2018
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
Asked about the opening today, Lincoln Riley responded, “The truth is for me, I love Oklahoma. I love coaching here. I love coaching college football. I certainly don’t have that itch right now.”