Browns complete interview with Kevin Stefanski

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The Browns completed their third interview for their head coaching vacancy.

Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski interviewed Thursday, the team reported. Browns interim coach Gregg Williams and former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell interviewed earlier this week.

Stefanski has spent 13 seasons in Minnesota, coaching under three head coaches.

The Vikings promoted him from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator in Week 15 after firing John DeFilippo. Stefanski also has held jobs as the team’s tight ends coach and running backs coach during his long tenure in Minnesota.

Stefanski’s contract expires at the end of the league year, so he could depart the Vikings even if he doesn’t get a head coaching opportunity.

Former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, Saints tight ends coach/assistant head coach Dan Campbell and Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores are also expected to interview with the Browns.

2 responses to “Browns complete interview with Kevin Stefanski

  1. It seems likely that they’re really interested in Stefanski as a potential offensive coordinator, but they aren’t allowed to interview him while he’s under contract unless it’s for a promotion. Thus, he became a candidate for “head coach.”

  2. I understand Stefanski’s been a coach a long time BUT he’s only been an OC for 4 weeks, sorry but I just don’t believe he has enough experience to truly be ready for a HC position!
    I’m not a fan of this idea of jumping a TE, line, QB, etc coach straight to HC, decades of watching football and the times they’ve done it and it’s ended badly tells me the best HCs work their way up through the ranks and don’t skip positions or only hold a position, especially one as important as OC/DC for a very short time.

    Besides what the Browns need now more than anything is “CONTINUITY”, they’ve seen more than their share of new coaches that all seem to come with new systems to learn. The Browns seem to be moving in the right direction(FINALLY) so why disrupt all they’ve accomplished? They’re looking better than I’ve ever seen the Browns look so let them build on it, I wouldn’t change a thing at the top, give Williams a year or two and see what he can do. They gave Hue a third year after going 1-31 his first two years, 5-3 in 8 games has to be worth at least another year!

    If they do hire a new HC I’ll be back on here claiming it’s “THE SAME OLD BROWNS”!!!

    OH one last thing, in the last 50yrs Williams has the highest winning percentage of any Browns HC @ .625

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