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November 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Bud Carson became the first coaching casualty of the 1990 NFL season today when he was fired by the Cleveland Browns a day after the worst home loss in their history. Jim Shofner, Cleveland's first-year offensive coordinator, will replace Carson. Shofner has 20 years experience as an NFL assistant, including three as the Browns' quarterback coach from 1978-80. The Browns are the only AFC team that has been to the playoffs each of the past five seasons.
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January 4, 1991
Jim Shofner will not return as coach of the Cleveland Browns next season but will be the team's director of player personnel. Shofner's duties will include evaluating players on the team as well as those in the NFL and in the college ranks. Joe Montana was named All-Pro quarterback by Associated Press for the third time and was joined on the All-Pro team by San Francisco 49er teammates Jerry Rice at wide receiver, Ronnie Lott at safety and Charles Haley at outside linebacker.
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February 15, 1990
Jim Shofner, 54, was hired as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.
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November 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
Bud Carson became the first coaching casualty of the 1990 NFL season today when he was fired by the Cleveland Browns a day after the worst home loss in their history. Jim Shofner, Cleveland's first-year offensive coordinator, will replace Carson. Shofner has 20 years experience as an NFL assistant, including three as the Browns' quarterback coach from 1978-80. The Browns are the only AFC team that has been to the playoffs each of the past five seasons.
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December 1, 1990 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Interim Coach Jim Shofner, who will lead the Browns against the Rams in Cleveland Sunday, said he hasn't really concerned himself with whether he will be back next season. "I haven't even thought otherwise, really," Shofner said. "You start doing the job, you just assume you're going to do it from now on, and that's the way I'm thinking. And how it'll work out, I don't know. But no one has said 'This is your job' by any means."
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December 25, 1990 | Associated Press
The Cleveland Browns' 12 assistant coaches have been told they should begin looking for other jobs. Interim coach Jim Shofner avoided using the word "fired" when referring to the assistants. But owner Art Modell said it would be in the assistant coaches' best interest to look for work elsewhere, because the Browns will be hiring a new head coach once the season ends.
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November 23, 1990
The Cleveland Browns plan to review whether comments made by fired coach Bud Carson would allow the team to cancel his six-figure salary contract. But Carson told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer he was misquoted or taken out of context in an interview published Wednesday in a column in USA Today. Carson, who was fired Nov.
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February 6, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Cleveland Browns made Bill Belichick the NFL's youngest coach Tuesday, hiring the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants' defensive coordinator. Belichick, 38, was given a five-year contract. He replaces Bud Carson, who was fired Nov. 5 after the Browns lost seven of their first nine games. Former offensive coordinator Jim Shofner finished the season as interim coach, but he withdrew as a candidate when he was unable to halt the team's slide.
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February 15, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Ozzie Newsome, the NFL's all-time reception leader among tight ends, retired as a player today and took a job as a special assignment scout for the Cleveland Browns. Newsome played 13 seasons for the Browns and caught 662 passes, which ranks fourth on the career list among all receivers. "This closes one door and opens up another," Newsome said. "That brings enthusiasm and a lot more optimism about my life. It's my decision to step away from the game. Not many athletes get that opportunity."
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February 15, 1990
Jim Shofner, 54, was hired as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.
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November 24, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Phoenix Cardinals interim head Coach Hank Kuhlmann has decided to change quarterbacks and will give second-year pro Tom Tupa his second career NFL start in Sunday's game here against Tampa Bay. Kuhlmann, a fourth-year assistant who took over Monday for the fired Gene Stallings, said he asked offensive coordinator Jim Shofner for a recommendation Wednesday and Shofner suggested Tupa. The 6-foot-4 Tupa, a third-round draft pick in 1988 out of Ohio State, made his first career start here Oct.
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