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Whipple emerges as Browns offensive coordinator candidate

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The Cleveland Browns have been mostly unaggressive in their pursuit of an offensive coordinator, presumably because the organization is already littered with offensive thinkers. Mike Holmgren was an offensive-minded head coach before becoming team president, and Pat Shurmur was an offensive coordinator before Holmgren tabbed him as Browns head coach.

The Browns lost out to the Vikings for Bill Musgrave on Wednesday. Holmgren now appears to have turned his attention to the college ranks.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former University of Miami (FL) offensive coordinator Mark Whipple has emerged as a candidate for the same position on Shurmur’s staff. Whipple was replaced by ex-Seahawks quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch after Hurricanes head coach Randy Shannon was let go in favor of Al Golden.

Whipple does offer extensive NFL experience, having coached quarterbacks in Pittsburgh during Ben Roethlisberger’s early years. Whipple was an offensive assistant on Andy Reid’s Eagles staff in 2007 and 2008.

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  1. enrgy2burn says: Jan 19, 2011 8:30 PM

    mr whipple??? didn’t he used to sell toilet paper???

  2. ispysomething7 says: Jan 19, 2011 8:30 PM

    Isn’t this the guy who was in charge of squeezing the Charmin? At this point, the Browns would take him.

  3. commandercornpone says: Jan 19, 2011 9:03 PM

    i hope he doesnt squeeze the charmin

  4. ArtModellsPimp says: Jan 19, 2011 10:22 PM

    If this is the guy, and he has a 2nd-half killer instinct, you elementary school jackwads can say anything you want about the man.

    Do it right, Holmie…

  5. dawglbfan says: Jan 19, 2011 10:30 PM

    Good fit for us… maybe he can wipe all the s#/t away from the Daboll era. I don’t know what film Miami watched but our biggest wins this year were gifts from the defense.

  6. dawglbfan says: Jan 19, 2011 10:46 PM

    Anything is better than what I was forced to watch the last couple years, eleven year old kids have better game plans on Madden. I know we don’t have a big time quaterback yet but last time I checked Miami doesn’t either. I believe Daboll cost Mangini his job, we was building a good team much like he did with the Jets. Mangini deserves alot of credit for the Jets recent success and I doubt he is done.

  7. borisbulldog says: Jan 19, 2011 11:00 PM

    If Shurmur calls the plays does it really matter who the OC is?

    Since Sean Peyton calls the plays in NO, anyone know who their OC is?

  8. dolphins4 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:50 PM

    Whipple is a really good coach who knows how to develop young QBs.

  9. laxer37 says: Jan 19, 2011 11:55 PM

    Hey Steelers and Ravens, please don’t squeeze my offense.

  10. shovelface55 says: Jan 20, 2011 12:19 AM

    I have faith in Holmgren an co., but I also have no other choice….AJ Green?

  11. writtenbyross says: Jan 20, 2011 6:27 AM

    Might as well of kept Daboll and Whipple just go from UM to the Dolphins, neither is great and are both barely good.

    I’ve been on board with Holmgren pretty much the entire ride so far, but this is underwhelming. Almost as much as the Hurricanes offense under Whipple.

  12. elmurph73 says: Jan 20, 2011 8:10 AM

    OMG now the offense really will be soft as CHARMIN. I cant take this BS anymore.

  13. gallogj says: Jan 20, 2011 10:21 AM

    If he really is the “Don’t squeeze the Charmin” guy…then he should be well versed in all that is Brown. Perfect for this job!

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