Browns Hire Rob Chudzinski As New Coach


UPDATED: Friday January 11, 2013 2:31 AM

The Cleveland Browns have announced they have hired Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new coach.

Chudzinski will become the Browns' sixth full-time coach since 1999. The 44-year-old Chudzinski has spent the past two seasons with the Panthers. He has had two previous stints with the Browns as an assistant coach.

Chudzinski, who grew up in Ohio and rooted for the Browns as a kid, interviewed with the team on Wednesday. He has spent the past two years working with quarterback Cam Newton.

The team will hold a press conference Friday, January 11th at 11:00 a.m.

The Browns have been searching for a coach since firing Pat Shurmur on Dec. 31 after a 5-11 season.

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