CLEVELAND - The Browns coaching search — or is it a scramble? — could be nearing a conclusion. Discount Nike Shoes . Buffalo defensive co-ordinator Mike Pettine is the front-runner to become the teams seventh full-time coach and will reportedly have a third interview with the team on Thursday. Team officials interviewed Pettine on Tuesday night in Mobile, Ala., site of the Senior Bowl, and although the sides did not reach a deal during their four-hour meeting, enough progress was made to move forward. And as the focus narrowed on the 47-year-old Pettine, a "mystery" candidate emerged. The team reportedly interviewed former Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano on Wednesday in Florida, but a person familiar with Clevelands coaching search told the Associated Press that Schiano will not be hired by the Browns. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the search, said there is "zero chance" of Schiano taking over in Cleveland. Earlier, Pettine, who spent one season with the Bills after four on Rex Ryans staff with the New York Jets, told Cleveland.com that he "should have some feedback on my interview by the end of the day." A person familiar with the Browns plans told the AP on Tuesday night that the team intended to interview an unknown candidate on Wednesday. The club, too, was expected to meet with Atlanta offensive co-ordinator Dirk Koetter at some point. Pettine is the first candidate known to have a follow-up interview with Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, CEO Joe Banner, general manager Michael Lombardi and team president Alec Scheiner. Cleveland has met with at least nine known candidates. The team initially interviewed Pettine on Jan. 16, and following the interview, Pettines teenage daughter, Megan, tweeted that her dad was going to meet again with the team while taking a not-so-subtle shot at the Browns. "Its the browns," she posted on a Twitter account since deleted. "But hey, still pretty cool!" The Browns, who fired Rob Chudzinski on Dec. 29 following one season, are also expected to conduct a second interview with Seattle defensive co-ordinator Dan Quinn. He was the first candidate to meet with the team and the director of the NFLs top-rated defence could sit down with Clevelands front office before Sunday. Because the Seahawks are in the Super Bowl, league rules require the Browns to speak with any assistants in that game by Jan. 26. However, the Browns are not permitted to finalize a deal with any assistant coach participating in the Super Bowl until after the game, so Cleveland may have to wait until Feb. 3 if they want to hire Quinn. Its possible, though, the team could decide Pettine is their choice and can name him their coach at any time. Last week, Haslam, aware of the public appearance the Browns had no clear plan to find Chudzinskis replacement, sent a letter to fans last week explaining the teams "methodical" approach to finding its next coach. Despite Haslams reasoning, it appears the Browns have had to adjust on the fly. The search is in its fourth week. Six other teams entered the off-season with coaching vacancies and all have been filled. Early favourites in Clevelands quest to replace Chudzinski dropped quickly. New England offensive co-ordinator Josh McDaniels, Ohio born with a connection to Lombardi, removed himself from consideration. Denver offensive co-ordinator Adam Gase — another perceived favourite — did the same, calling Haslam on Tuesday to say he was happy with the Broncos. Top college coaches such as Oklahomas Bob Stoops, Gus Malzahn and James Franklin emerged as possibilities and disappeared as rapidly as they arrived. Stoops is still with the Sooners, Malzahn stayed at Auburn and Franklin took the Penn State job. Bill OBrien, who was on Clevelands wish list last year, signed with Houston. There have even been rumours that former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was on Clevelands radar. Since the start, Haslam has promised to "take as long as necessary" to find the right coach — his second in less than two years as owner — to lead the Browns. It appears hes finally closing in on one. Cheap Nike Shoes For Sale . During halftime, Love told The Associated Press he would receive treatment Saturday night and hoped to play Monday night against Houston. "I knew that my quad was bothering me pretty bad so I went out there and tried to move around a little bit and it just wasnt quite right," Love said. Nike Shoes Sale .com) - Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar and New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo were named the NHLs players of the week on Monday.Norwich boss Alex Neil was happy with his sides 1-0 victory at West Brom, a result that keeps their Premier League survival chances in their own hands. Robbie Brady scored the only goal of the game early in the second half to lift the Canaries out of the bottom three ahead tomorrows crucial Tyne-Wear derby.With Newcastle and Sunderland both in the relegation battle with Norwich, Neil admitted he would watch the Super Sunday clash although he insisted his own teams efforts for the rest of the season are of greater concern to him. Paul Merson gives his thoughts on Norwichs 1-0 win over West Brom Ill probably watch the game but, to be honest, its about us, he told Sky Sports. Weve got it in our hands, weve got both teams to come to our place and we need to win our games. Weve done our job today, we need to make sure we do it next week.Neil also revealed that todays game was the first of five that Norwich have highlighted as crucial in their bid to beat the drop.In terms of pressure, I think its pressure you put on yourself because you want to win, you dont want to be at the bottom end of the table, Neill added. Cheap Nike Shoes Free Shipping. But we targeted these five games that were coming up and today was the first of five, weve managed to get a victory and we need to take that into the games coming up.The other four see Norwich host both Newcastle and Sunderland, with a trip to Crystal Palace in between, before facing Arsenal at the Emirates to end the run. Russell Martin is hoping Norwich can build on their win against West Brom Neil was encouraged by Norwichs display at The Hawthorns, especially as they made it back-to-back clean sheets with their first shutout on the road this season.It was really important, Neil said. Theres not been a huge amount wrong, weve just needed to make little tweaks here and there and the players are obviously getting better defensively in recent weeks.Theyll take confidence from that and big John [Ruddy] will be pleased hes clean sheets at the moment, as well. 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