Davis Gets Two More Years

The Browns re-affirmed their commitment to Butch Davis this afternoon by giving the Browns head coach a two-year extension to his contract. The Browns also hired two assistant coaches...

As predicted on these pages and elsewhere, Butch Davis has been given a two-year contract extension by the Cleveland Browns. The move re-affirms the team's commitment to Butch Davis and his program, and keeps him with the team through the 2007 season. Contract details have not been released.

Davis has a three-year record of 24-27 with the Browns, but watched the team drop to a 5-11 record during 2003. The team hopes that Davis' approach of rebuilding following the 2002 season bears fruit over the next several seasons.

At the same time, the Browns announced the hiring of two assistant coaches to fill open positions. Kennedy Pola, who was running backs coach with the USC Trojans over the last two years, will fill the same post with the Browns. Fred Graves will come to the Browns to serve as wide receivers coach, after filling a similar role with the Bills since the 2001 season.

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