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Report: Tomsula could become Cleveland candidate

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After Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, the 49ers’ assistant coaches are available to be interviewed and hired for any remaining head-coaching jobs.

Unfortunately for the 49ers’ assistant coaches, it’s no longer plural.

Beyond the team’s offensive and defensive coordinator, Greg Roman and Vic Fangio, defensive line coach Jim Tomsula remains on the radar screen.  According to Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, the Browns spent last week doing background work on Tomsula.  He could become a candidate for the position.

Tomsula, who served as interim head coach of the 49ers after Mike Singetary was fired, received an interview from the Vikings the day before a playoff win at Carolina.

Many think the Browns are waiting to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase after the Super Bowl, or to conduct a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Meanwhile, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is now available to be offered the job, even though he has withdrawn his name from consideration.  There’s nothing like a truckload of cash to get a guy to withdraw his withdrawal.

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15 Responses to “Report: Tomsula could become Cleveland candidate”
  1. tacasey says: Jan 20, 2014 1:30 PM

    Cleveland news during Super Bowl week?! lol

  2. The League's Crusade Against The Steelers Continues says: Jan 20, 2014 1:36 PM

    LOL, wow. The Browns must be brutal to follow.

  3. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Jan 20, 2014 1:42 PM

    “Browns brass hire Tomsula to a head coach’s contract, embarassed when they realize he is not the old coach of the Miami Dolphins.”

    That was Don Shula guys, educate yourselves on some football before making decisions.

  4. billbraskyisasonofabitch says: Jan 20, 2014 1:46 PM

    Tomsula is an absolute stud DL coach. Not sure that he would be a great head coach (or that anybody could do well in Cleveland) but I know we Niner fans would hate to lose him.

  5. blantoncollier says: Jan 20, 2014 1:48 PM

    Will someone please wake me from my misery and tell me Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi aren’t ruining this team!

    Please–just make a decision already.

  6. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jan 20, 2014 2:00 PM

    Every new day theres a new candidate lol. The Browns circus continues. Larry, curly, and Mo running this franchise

  7. dwatkins69 says: Jan 20, 2014 2:07 PM

    Could they be looking at him for a possible DC job?

  8. audient says: Jan 20, 2014 2:30 PM

    This is maddening.

    This is worse than watching sausage being made.

    They’re still trying to decide which pigs to interview.

  9. bobsacamano2 says: Jan 20, 2014 3:37 PM

    One does not simply walk into Cleveland to be the Head Coach. Its black gates are guarded by more than just the media and Lombardi. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand Tomsulas could you do this. It is folly.

  10. tigersfandan says: Jan 20, 2014 4:12 PM

    When you burn through 3 coaches in 5 years, it’s going to be tough to get a good candidate to be interested.

  11. thetooloftools says: Jan 20, 2014 4:18 PM

    Please start listing who is not a candidate for the Cleveland job as it will make for shorter stories.

  12. crabbies2013 says: Jan 20, 2014 4:26 PM

    The Browns are being smart by taking their time. They get the pick of the litter. No need to rush, just get the right guy.

  13. zerioussam says: Jan 20, 2014 4:55 PM

    Why is it laughable, that the browns are waiting for some of the Top Candidates? Or that they are interviewing everyone on their list? Have they actually offered the job to someone? Have they been turned down after offering the job? Didn’t think so. For some reason not running out and hiring anyone is a problem… But running out and hiring Jay Gruden is a slam dunk? Take your time and make the right hire. Once the make an offer… if its turned down, then insult make fun of all that jazz. Until then let it unfold. There will be plenty of quality coaches out there. And for the record half of the randoms that are not Coordinators they are interviewing its to know what they are about to hire them later to fill up a coaching roster. (think ray horton) Names like Mike Munchak (future OC or Oline Coach) Tomsula future DC. What would you rather they do while they wait sit on their hands? I am glad they are out there getting it done.

  14. oldcracker says: Jan 20, 2014 5:03 PM

    Just another act in the Haslam Hillbilly Circus.

    Yet, they don’t interview any “proven winners” or experienced Head Coaches, as promised.

    Somebody please make the pain stop!

  15. garyhd01 says: Jan 20, 2014 8:18 PM

    plus they haven’t interviewed brian shottenheimer yet please take our OC please!!

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