BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Pat Shurmur has been introduced as Cleveland's coach, the fifth in 13 years for the perpetually bad Browns.
Shurmur was hired by Browns president Mike Holmgren despite not having any head coaching experience. Shurmur spent the past two seasons as St. Louis' offensive coordinator. He helped develop Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford, who led the team to a 7-9 record this season after going 1-15 in 2009.
The 45-year-old Shurmur may be new to Browns players and fans, but he's very familiar to Cleveland's front office. He spent eight seasons working in Philadelphia with Browns general manager Tom Heckert. His late uncle, Fritz, was Holmgren's defensive coordinator when Green Bay won the Super Bowl.
The Browns officially welcomed Shurmur on Friday.
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