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Report: Cleveland Browns to pursue Urban Meyer


The Cleveland Browns are a mess.

Thanks to some stubbornness from head coach Mike Pettine, the team is not getting a look at what the future could hold under center with quarterback Johnny Manziel. Instead, the team is rolling with Austin Davis under center following an injury to Josh McCown.

That decision could ultimately be the final decision of Pettine’s tenure in Cleveland and the team could decide to move on to another head coach after yet another lackluster year.

But who could come in to lead the Browns that would provide excitement in the Dawg Pound?

Look no further than another coach currently residing in Ohio: Ohio State Buckeyes leading man Urban Meyer, who led the team to a national championship last season.

According to a report from Chat Sports, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could be trying to intrigue Meyer with a job offer and “the largest coaching contract in NFL history.” The Browns have reportedly reached out to the Buckeyes head coach to gauge his interest.

The report read, “The sources have, though, been adamant that the Browns have an air of confidence that Meyer will be their man in a matter of weeks, and that the Browns are already working back channels on early contract negotiations with those closest to Meyer.

“Our sources tell us that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is leading the pursuit of Meyer, and that he is prepared to give Meyer full front-office control, including the future of GM Ray Farmer.”

At this point, the Browns have to be desperate, so nothing would be too surprising.

But when you look at things with a more realistic point of view, the chances of Meyer giving up his cozy job in Columbus for a less than ideal situation in Cleveland are slim to none.

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