CLEVELAND -- New Browns coach Pat Shurmur has filled out most of his staff, with one notable exception.
On Monday, the team announced the hiring of former University of Miami offensive coordinator Mark Whipple as its quarterbacks coach, as well as the additions of Dwaine Board (defensive line), Bill Davis (linebackers) and Mike Wilson (wide receivers) to Shurmur's staff.
New England was the only NFL team not to have an offensive coordinator last season, and Shurmur might follow the Patriots' lead -- at least for now.
Whipple spent the past two seasons with the Hurricanes, but he was fired when the school dismissed head coach Randy Shannon before the end of last season. Earlier this month, Whipple nearly received Connecticut's top job, which went to former Syracuse coach Paul Pasqualoni instead.
Wilson spent the past two seasons with Las Vegas of the UFL. He previously coached Arizona's wide receivers and tight ends. He also played for the 49ers, when Holmgren was an assistant.
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