Bruce Feldman of The Athletic is reporting that former Browns HC Hue Jackson has emerged as a “strong candidate” for the Arizona State offensive coordinator vacancy on Herm Edwards‘ coaching staff.
There are some obvious ties between Jackson and the ASU coaching staff, as he previously worked under special advisor Marvin Lewis while in Cincinnati.
Jackson interviewed for the Bengals’ head coaching job along with the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator position under Kliff Kingsbury back in January.
Jackson, 54, began his NFL coaching career back in 2001 as the Redskins RBs coach. He worked for the Bengals, Falcons and Ravens before he was hired by the Raiders as their offensive coordinator in 2010.
Jackson was later promoted to head coach but lasted one season at the helm. After four years with the Bengals, Jackson was hired as the Browns head coach in 2016 but lasted just over three years in Cleveland.
The Bengals hired Jackson as a special assistant to Marvin Lewis before parting ways with him last year.
During his time as the Browns’ head coach, Jackson led them to a record of 3-36-1 (8.8 percent) and no playoff appearances.