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Cleveland Browns 2019 head coach search tracker

The latest news and rumors surrounding the team's search for their next head coach

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Jan. 9, 2019 – Browns to name Freddie Kitchens head coach a league source confirms to 92.3 The Fan

Jan. 8, 2019 – Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski and Freddie Kitchens are 2 finalists for head coaching job; Stefanski making his way back to Cleveland for a second interview with the Browns (via Tom Pelissero) 

Jan. 8, 2019 – Freddie Kitchens has a good chance of being named the Browns head coach and there are many signs are pointing that way (via Mary Kay Cabot)

Jan. 8, 2019 – Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says he did not speak with Browns about head coaching job, will return to New England next season

Jan. 7, 2019 – Browns interview offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens for head coaching job

Jan. 7, 2019 – The Browns appear to have placed former Packer head coach Mike McCarthy on the back burner as far as their coaching search is concerned. The team spoke with McCarthy or his representatives Monday, "but things are on hold for now while the Browns talk to other candidates, according to sources" (via ESPN's Rob Demovsky)

Jan. 7, 2019 – The Browns are expected to interview offensive coordinator Freddie Kithcens Monday or Tuesday this week. Kitchens "does have a realistic shot at it" (via Ian Rapoport)

Jan. 6, 2019 – We now know who is on the Browns search committee. GM John Dorsey has been joined in interviews by owner Jimmy Haslam, executive vice president JW Johnson, assistant general manager Eliot Wolf, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry (via Adam Schefter)

Jan. 6, 2019 – Browns interview Colts defensive coordnator Matt Eberflus for the head coaching opening

Jan. 6, 2019 – If the Browns haven't interviewed Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels by Sunday evening, they can't talk to him until after New England has been eliminated from the playoffs or unless they advance to the Super Bowl. League rules prohibit teams from interviewing candidates from playoff teams during the divisional and conference championship weeks (via 92.3 The Fan)

Jan. 5, 2019 – Keep an eye on Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.. hearing the Browns very interested. (via Dustin Fox/92.3 The Fan)

Jan. 5, 2019 – Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus will interview Sunday with Browns (via Tom Pelissero) 

Jan. 5, 2019 – Browns interview Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for head coaching position

Jan. 5, 2019 – The Browns have not reached out to former Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians for an interview (via Mary Kay Cabot); the Tampa Bay Buccaneers interviewed Arians on Saturday

Jan. 4, 2019 – Browns interview Saints assistant head coach and tight ends coach Dan Campbell for head coaching position

Jan. 3, 2019 – Browns interview Vikings’ offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski for head coaching position

Jan. 3, 2019 – Browns and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels have mutual interest in each other, however, no interview has been scheduled yet (via Canton Repository)

Jan. 3, 2019 – Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens will interview early next week for head coaching job; team is denying requests to interview Kitchens, who is under contract next season, for coordinator jobs as to give the new head coach an opportunity to retain him  

Jan. 3, 2019 – Browns moved up Vikings’ offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski’s interview from Monday to Thursday (via Adam Schefter)

Jan. 3, 2019 – Browns interview with former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy rescheduled for next week (via ESPN's Rob Demovsky)

Jan. 2, 2019 – Browns interview former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell for head coaching position

Jan. 1, 2019 – Browns to interview former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy Thursday (via ESPN)

Jan. 1, 2019 – Browns complete interview with Gregg Williams for head coaching position

Jan. 1, 2019 – Browns have no plans to interview former Miami head coach Adam Gase (via Mary Kay Cabot)

Jan. 1, 2019 – Lincoln Riley signs multi-year extension to remain at Oklahoma essentially taking him out of the running for Browns job

Jan. 1, 2019 – The Browns will interview 8-9 candidates for head coaching job starting with Gregg Williams Tuesday. Offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell. They'd also like to interview New England defensive coordinator Brian Flores and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. (via Jason LaCanfora)

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns have requested permission to interview New England defensive coordinator Brian Flores (via Adam Schefter)

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns GM John Dorsey confirms he will interview interim coach Gregg Williams on Tuesday, Jan. 1

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns GM John Dorsey confirms offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens is a candidate for the head coach job

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns expected to show interest in Steelers offensive line coach and former Titans head coach Mike Munchak (via Alex Marvez)

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns owner Jimmy Haslam “is interested in” former Dolphins head coach Adam Gase (via Jeff Darlington)

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns have requested permission to interview Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (via Tom Pelissero) 

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns have requested permission to interview Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni (via Tom Pelissero) 

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns have requested permission to interview Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell (via Ian Rapoport)

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns have requested permission to interview Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski (via Ian Rapoport)

Dec. 31, 2018 – Browns have interest in former Lions and Colts head coach Jim Caldwell (via Ian Rapoport)

Dec. 30, 2018 – Browns reached out to former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy (via Toronto Sun)