I'm not going to get involved. Once it became clear that Riley wasn't leaving the Sooners, promoting their offensive coordinator must have seemed like the best option.
In eight games under Kitchens, Mayfield threw 19 touchdown passes, 8 interceptions, and was sacked just five times, compared to 8/6/20 in the first eight games. You'll certainly be getting multiple coaching offers now.
Carrying more than a decade of experience in the NFL, Kitchens started as a tight ends coach with the Cowboys in 2006 under Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells, who has been an advisor to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.
Shortly after announcing the hiring of new head coach Freddie Kitchens, who went from the running backs coach to offensive coordinator during the 2018 season, the team made another move on the coaching staff. He finished with a 5-3 record in his eight games as the interim head coach.
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Kitchens was the last candidate to interview for the head coaching vacancy, which came Monday, January 7.
Per ESPN's Dan Graziano, former defensive coordinator and interim head coach of the Browns, Gregg Williams, has officially been released by the team.
Miscellaneous: Kitchens earned high school All-American honors and was named Mr. Football in the state of Alabama his senior season.