Report: Schiano interviewed, but won't get Browns job
Former Bucs head coach Greg Schiano interviewed for the Cleveland Browns coaching opening but will not get the job, according to a report on NFL.com.
Schiano, fired after two seasons as Bucs coach in December, interviewed for the Browns job on Wednesday but will not be hired, Ian Rapoport reported.
According to the report, Schiano's interview with the Browns came on the heels of a recommendation from Patriots coach Bill Belichick to Browns owner Jimmy Haslem. Belichick's son, Stephen, played lacrosse for four seasons at Rutgers when Schiano coached football there and spent one season as a longsnapper on the football team. In addition, the Patriots have had some of Schiano's former Rutgers players on their roster, and Belichick was struck by how well-prepared they were for the NFL.
The Browns are expected to offer the job to Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, ESPN reports.
Rob Chudzinski was fired as Browns coach in December, following a 4-12 season.