8:57 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015

QB coach George Whitfield endorses Browns QB coach Kevin O'Connell

Private quarterback coach George Whitfield is convinced whoever starts at quarterback next season for the Browns will be in good hands with Kevin O’Connell. The Browns officially hired O’Connell, 29, as their quarterbacks coach Tuesday. A former backup quarterback in the NFL who spent time with the New England Patriots and New York Jets, O’Connell has tutored draft prospects, including Manziel last year and Mariota this year, alongside Whitfield. O’Connell has never coached in the NFL, but Whitfield believes he’ll excel. “He’s an incredible teacher,” Whitfield said....
Dawgs By Nature Feb 19, 2015

Browns Complete Their Offensive Coaching Staff

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns completed their offensive coaching staff by officially hiring four individuals: quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell, senior offensive assistant Kurt Roper, assistant wide receivers coach Frank Edgerly, and offensive quality control coach Michael McCarthy. We reported on the hirings of O'Connell and Roper at the end of January, which you can read about here. O'Connell's hiring was delayed so that he could fulfill his obligation to privately tutor a few quarterbacks who were prepping for the NFL Combine. The two people we haven't talked about yet are Edgerly and...

Kevin O'Connell officially hired by Cleveland Browns as their quarterbacks coach

Kevin O'Connell, 29, takes over as the Cleveland Browns' quarterbacks coach after Dowell Loggains was let go after the 2014 season.
KFFL Feb 17, 2015

Browns | Kevin O'Connell officially hired

The Cleveland Browns officially added ...
Dawgs By Nature Feb 13, 2015

Fowler: NFL Doesn't Have Issue With Browns' QB Coach Working With Mariota

Earlier this week, we looked at how NFL executives were reportedly upset that soon-to-be Browns quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell is working with quarterback Marcus Mariota, who will be one of the top picks in April's draft. O'Connell is getting an advance look at Mariota, but it's as a private quarterbacks tutor, but Cleveland is able to get away with it because they have not technically hired O'Connell yet. O'Connell is expected to join the Browns next week, probably in time for the start of the NFL Combine. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the NFL isn't taking issue with the...
Plain Dealer Feb 13, 2015

Cleveland Browns' Kevin O'Connell "loophole" is no big deal -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs

Some NFL execs are upset Browns' presumed quarterback coach Kevin O'Connell is allowed to finish his work preparing quarterback Marcus Mariota for the scouting combine. The claim of a major "loophole" is a stretch -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs.
Plain Dealer Feb 12, 2015

Does Cleveland Browns' connection to Kevin O'Connell raise QB hopes or douse them? -- Bud Shaw's You Said It

Oregon's Marcus Mariota is already rumored to be on the Cleveland Browns' radar. One reason for speculation is that soon-to-be-formally-hired quarterback coach Kevin O'Connell is working with Mariota. Is that good news or bad news for the Browns -- Bud Shaw's You Said It.

NFL executives say it's conflict of interest for Browns soon-to-be QB coach Kevin O'Connell prepping Marcus Mariota for NFL draft

At least three NFL personnel executives tell Northeast Ohio Media Group it's wrong for Browns soon-to-be-named QB coach Kevin O'Connell prepping Marcus Mariota for the draft.
Dawgs By Nature Feb 11, 2015

Reports: Kevin O'Connell working with Marcus Mariota; Rival NFL execs not pleased

Interesting twist in the Cleveland Browns QB carousel.. Yesterday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer reported that the Cleveland Browns soon-to-be QB coach Kevin O'Connell, was working out with Heisman trophy winner Marcus Mariota, and has been focusing on Mariota recently. According to MKC, "Hawaii's staradvertiser.com first reported Jan. 24th that Mariota has been working out with O'Connell at San Diego's Prolific Athletes." O'Connell, who also worked with Johnny Manziel last year, had a prior commitment before the Browns approached him for the open QB coach spot, which included...
Audibles | SI.com Feb 11, 2015
Marcus Mariota working with next Browns quarterbacks coach

Marcus Mariota working with next Browns quarterbacks coach

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is working with the Cleveland Browns' next quarterbacks coach, Kevin O'Connell, leading up to next week's Scouting Combine. It was reported last month that O'Connell will join the team's staff, but he has not officially been hired.

Marcus Mariota prepping for NFL draft with Johnny Manziel's '14 tutor Kevin O'Connell, Browns soon-to-be QB coach

If the Browns draft Marcus Mariota, their soon-to-be quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell will know all about him.
Music City Miracles Feb 10, 2015

NFL Draft Rumor 2015: The Cleveland Browns like Marcus Mariota

Albert Breer is reporting that the Cleveland Browns could have an interest, and a connection, to Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. As @SBJLizMullen said, Marcus Mariota has signed with @Rep1Sports, which had Blake Bortles last year. Interesting twist here, too.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 10, 2015 (cont) ... Mariota has been doing QB drills with Kevin OConnell since mid-January. OConnell will join the Browns staff as QBs coach soon.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 10, 2015 Browns GM Ray Farmer has shown a liking for Mariota. Cleveland has the 12th, 19th overall picks. Obv,...

Can Kevin O'Connell save Johnny Manziel?

Can Aztecs' great Kevin O'Connell teach Johnny Football how to be a pro quarterback?
Dawgs By Nature Feb 2, 2015

Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (2/2/15)

Cleveland Browns: "Kevin O’Connell, expected to be named Browns QB coach, helped Manziel prepare for last year’s draft" (C-T) - "One of Johnny Manziel’s mentors and biggest advocates from a year ago will be his position coach next season — assuming Manziel’s still with the Browns." "Familiarity key for Mike Pettine as he fills Browns offensive staff" (Browns.com) - "Before a couple of days ago, Mike Pettine had never sat down with Joker Phillips. Still, when the two coaches shook hands for the first time, there was a sense of familiarity." "Could Browns follow the Seahawk...
News-Herald Jan 31, 2015
Reports: Cleveland Browns hire Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach

Reports: Cleveland Browns hire Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach

The Browns filled out their coaching staff on the eve of the Super Bowl by hiring Kevin O'Connell as quarterbacks coach and Kurt Roper as senior offensive assistant, according to reports.The moves were first reported by Alex Marvez of Fox Sports on July 31 and have not been announced by the Browns.

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