CLEVELAND — Browns owner Art Modell has talked with Georgia Tech Coach Bobby Ross about the Browns' head coaching vacancy but has not offered him a job.
Ross was at Modell's home Tuesday night, and there have been several reports locally and nationally that he is a leading contender to become the Browns' head coach.
"We had exploratory conversations," Modell said today. "It was very pleasant. Bobby Ross is a hell of a man. But at this point, we decided not to pursue it further."
Modell fired Coach Bud Carson on Nov. 5 and replaced him with offensive coordinator Jim Shofner. The Browns went 1-6 under Shofner, who took himself out of the running for the permanent coaching job and has instead accepted a position as the Browns' player personnel director.