CLEVELAND - After nearly a month of twists, turns and talk, the Browns found a coach.
Mike Pettine, the son of the legendary Central Bucks West coach, is Cleveland's new head man.
Buffalo's defensive coordinator, who met with team officials for the first time last week, finalized a five-year contract Thursday to become the Browns' seventh full-time coach since 1999. The team fired Rob Chudzinski on Dec. 29 after one season and embarked on a winding search that ended with Pettine.
Pettine, 47, played quarterback and defensive back at C.B. West under his father, Mike Pettine Sr., who during his 33-year coaching career at the school won 326 games and four PIAA Class AAAA championships. Once he graduated from the University of Virginia - he was a safety for the Cavaliers - the younger Pettine entered coaching himself.