The Cleveland Browns learned on Tuesday that Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, who they were hoping would become their next head coach, had withdrawn from consideration.
Now, the Browns must turn to Plan B and Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has emerged as the leading candidate.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Pettine is set to have his second interview with the Browns tonight.
Apparently this means that Pettine will not be tuning in for Day 1 of the highly anticipated Pro Bowl draft — not that he really needed any reason.
Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports that Pettine “wants the job badly,” so he virtually becomes the leading candidate to become the Browns next head coach by default.