Ex-Browns HC Hue Jackson to Coach Grambling State

Hue Jackson with the Browns
Hue Jackson with the Browns. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Hue Jackson, former Cleveland Browns head coach, will continue his coaching career at college. Jackson decided to accept the offer from Grambling State and will lead the university’s football program moving forward.

Jackson will take over from Broderick Fobbs, who was fired back in November after disappointing results in 2021 that saw the team finish with a 3-7 record. Fobbs previously oversaw two consecutive Southwestern Athletic Conference titles in 2016 and 2017.

Grambling State’s decision to get Hue Jackson as their new head coach should work well for the team, considering his experience that includes working 20 years in NFL on various positions. Jackson, on the other hand, joins an increasing number of football coaches who are perceiving college jobs as more attractive than those on the professional level.

Jackson is best known for his time as the head coach of the Browns, where he spent two and a half seasons before being fired in mid-2018. He left Cleveland with a 3-36-1 record with his stint, including the second winless season in NFL history following the 2008’s Detroit Lions.

After parting ways with the Browns, Jackson briefly joined the Cincinnati Bengals in an unspecified role. He spent the 2021 season with Tennessee State Tigers, working as an offensive coordinator.