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A Cowboys, UNT connection? Browns new coach, Baker Mayfield whisperer, has DFW roots

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, left, talks with quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns won 28-16. (AP Photo/David Richard)
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, left, talks with quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns won 28-16. (AP Photo/David Richard) AP

Another dark horse wins an NFL head coaching vacancy.

On Tuesday, reports indicated that the Cleveland Browns were preparing to make Freddie Kitchens the team’s next head coach.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported the news.

Kitchens has only ever served as offensive position coach. But after the Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson, he was elevated to the position of offensive coordinator.

In that role, he helped ex-Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield put together a prolific rookie season.

The player has well-known Texas roots.

And Kitchens has experience coaching in DFW and Texas.

From 2001 until 2003 he served assistant at UNT under Mean Green head coach Darrell Dickey.

For one season (2006), worked as the tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys under head coach Bill Parcells.



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