Former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson finds himself jobless once more.

Grambling State dismissed Jackson this week, concluding his two-year tenure as their coach. The team’s performance saw the Tigers achieve an 8-14 record under Jackson’s leadership, culminating in a recent 5-6 season.

Dr. Trayvean Scott, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, expressed gratitude for Jackson’s contributions while explaining the difficult decision to part ways, aiming to elevate the program’s standing. Scott emphasized Grambling State’s ambition to compete for championships and their intent to secure the right leader to restore the program’s status among the nation’s elite.

Jackson’s prominent association with the Browns remains a defining part of his legacy. His tumultuous stint in Cleveland included a challenging 3-36-1 record and notably presided over the team’s winless 0-16 campaign in 2017.

Addressing his recent firing from Grambling State, Jackson contested the decision, believing the team was on the brink of resurgence. He stressed the importance of a three-year commitment to turn a program around and expressed disappointment, asserting that the team was poised for significant progress.

His departure from the Browns was similarly contentious. Jackson’s third year saw the team struggle early on, resulting in his dismissal after a 2-5-1 start to the season. The Browns finished with a 7-8-1 record under interim coach Gregg Williams.

Since his departure from the Browns, Jackson has made critical remarks about the organization. He alleged that team owners incentivized losing, a claim that the NFL refuted due to lack of substantiated evidence.

Despite the recent setback, Jackson’s extensive coaching experience spanning over 35 years suggests the possibility of securing future roles, possibly as a coordinator or position coach.

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