Today, he will introduced as coach of the Chiefs in a 2 p.m. EST press conference.The team announced the hiring, first reported by ESPN over the weekend, this morning.
Crennel, 64, led the Chiefs to a 2-1 record in the three games he coached after Haley was fired. KC beat the Packers in Week 15 and the Denver Broncos in the regular-season finale. The Chiefs finished 7-9.
Crennel has been the Chiefs’ defensive coordinator for two seasons. He was 24-40 as head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 2005-2008. From 2001-04, he was defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. He is a player favorite and has New England ties to Scott Pioli, the Chiefs’ general manager.