BEREA, OH (WOIO) - "This is going to be a process." Browns fans have heard that before. Those were the words from Rob Chudzinski, the newly introduced head coach.
Chudzinski was introduced to the media and Cleveland fans Friday morning from Browns headquarters in Berea.
This is the franchise's 6th head coach since returning to the NFL in 1999.
Owner, Jimmy Haslam says finding a new coach was educational and tiring. Haslam says it took 11 days and they interviewed some of the top coaches in the country, from the pros to the college-level.
They went into it interviewing people on both sides of the ball. GM President, Joe Banner says Chudzinski just fit.
The new coach did not get into specifics about players and schemes. However, he says he has a plan and first things are first -- get a staff.
Both Banner and Haslam repeated they knew Chudzinski was their guy because he articulated to them the "specifics of his plan."
"He was very decisive about what he wanted to do," said Haslam.
Chudzinski has 19 years of experience, including nine seasons in the NFL.
He spent some time here in Cleveland after spending the past two seasons, 2011 and 2012, as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers.
In 2004, Chudzinski was the tight ends coach under Butch Davis. He also was the offensive coordinator under Romeo Crennel in 2007 and 2008.
Rob Chudzinski's Coaching Background:
1994-95 University of Miami (Fla.), graduate assistant coach
1996-2000 University of Miami (Fla.), tight ends coach
2001-03 University of Miami (Fla.), offensive coordinator/tight ends coach
2004 Cleveland Browns, tight ends coach/interim offensive coordinator (5 games)
2005-06 San Diego Chargers, tight ends coach
2007-08 Cleveland Browns, offensive coordinator
2009-10 San Diego Chargers, assistant head coach/tight ends
2011-12 Carolina Panthers. offensive coordinator
2013- Cleveland Browns, head coach