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AFC North

Undaunted by challenge, Hue Jackson takes on Browns

Seated on the dais next to his new boss, Browns coach Hue Jackson was reminded that owner Jimmy Haslam recently claimed it may take several years to fix his football team.

"I'm glad he said that," Jackson said, smiling and grabbing Haslam's arm. "That makes me feel a little better."

Unlike the construction going at their headquarters, the Browns don't have a completion date.

Picked over other quality candidates because of his background in the NFL and openness to embracing Cleveland's restructured, forward-thinking front office, Jackson was hired as the Browns' eighth coach since 1999 on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old Jackson has earned a...