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Josh McDaniels spent seven hours interviewing with the Cleveland Browns for their head coaching position Friday, but it seems the Browns will take a little more time before concluding their search, with no announcement expected until at least Saturday.
McDaniels and his wife Laura were picked up Friday morning and flown to northeast Ohio in Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s plane. It’s possible McDaniels’s interview included the opportunity to meet with key players, as well as the Haslams and team officials, as Odell Beckham Jr.’s custom orange Rolls-Royce was spotted by media in the driveway at the Browns’ facility Friday afternoon.
At this point, it’s Browns or nothing for McDaniels.
McDaniels was the final candidate to interview for the position.
Also in play for the job are Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman, and Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll.
The Browns could hire McDaniels immediately, but would have to wait to hire any candidate who currently works for a playoff team — Stefanski, Bieniemy, Saleh, and Roman — until that team is eliminated.
Two sources say the Browns plan to wrap up their process today and hope to have a hire by tonight or tomorrow. It appears to be down to McDaniels, Kevin Stefanski and Brian Daboll, three great offensive coordinators— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) January 10, 2020