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Rip Pulls Out of OC Running

According to this report, Rip Scherer has pulled out of the running for the OC gig:

Over the last 3-5 days, the Los Angeles Times has been reporting that Rip Scherer is one of three finalists for the offensive coordinator position at UCLA.

That is no longer the case, The OBR has learned, as sources from both the university and the Cleveland Browns have confirmed that the quarterback coach has removed himself from consideration for the position and will remain in Cleveland.

Along with Scherer, former Ravens assistant coach Jedd Fisch and former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow had been mentioned as candidates for new head coach Rick Neuheisel's staff.  Chow was fired yesterday by the Titans, a development that, the UCLA source said, may have led to Scherer pulling his hat out of the ring.

I'm not sure what to make out of the part of Scherer pulling about because of Chow's candidacy.  The optimist in me would like to interpret that as a good sign that, as Wolfie reported earlier, things are in "advanced stages" at UCLA.

If not, and things don't work out with Chow, then we are apparently left with Jedd Fisch and Al Borges, who reportedly is still in the running.