The daily coaching/G.M. search update


Now that the dust has settled (temporarily) on the array of coaches (six, so far) and General Managers (one, so far) to hear Donald Trump’s catch phrase, we’ll begin the process of keeping you updated on the candidates for the various jobs, with the goal of keeping you from shouting Arnold Drummond’s catch phrase.

Texans:  Fired coach Gary Kubiak with three games left.  Interviewed former Bears coach Lovie Smith, Texans defensive coordinator/interim head coach Wade Phillips, and Penn State coach Bill O’Brien.  Hired O’Brien.

Browns:  Fired coach Rob Chudzinski on Sunday.  Reportedly interviewed Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on Wednesday.  Will interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Saturday.  Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase won’t interview until the Broncos’ season is over.  Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles hasn’t decided whether to be interviewed.  The Browns reportedly have interest in Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, Vanderbilt coach James Franklin, and former Lions coach Jim Schwartz.

Redskins:  Fired coach Mike Shanahan on Monday.  Reportedly will interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.  Requested permission to interview Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.

Vikings:  Fired coach Leslie Frazier on Monday.  Reportedly will interview Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Reportedly interested in Broncos offensive coordinator Peyton Manning Adam Gase and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.

Lions:  Fired coach Jim Schwartz on Monday. Reported candidates include Ravens offensive
coordinator Jim Caldwell and Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.  Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable reportedly is — and reportedly isn’t — a candidate. The Lions had interest in Lovie Smith and Bill O’Brien, both of whom took jobs elsewhere.

Buccaneers:  Fired coach Greg Schiano and G.M. Mark Dominik on Monday.  Hired Lovie Smith.  Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard has been mentioned as a potential candidate for G.M., as has former Bucs G.M. and current Falcons president Rich McKay.