After 15 years on the Packers’ staff, Campen was not retained by new coach Matt LaFleur. Campen has since joined the Browns as Cleveland's associate head coach/offensive line coach.
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Hackett spent most of the past four seasons with the Jaguars under coach Doug Marrone, serving as quarterbacks coach in 2015 before moving up to offensive coordinator in 2016.
Longtime offensive line coach James Campen, whose 15-year tenure on the Packers’ staff tied him for the longest of any assistant coach in club history, left Sunday to become the Cleveland Browns’ associate head coach/offensive line coach, ESPN.com reported.
Since Matt LaFleur’s hiring as coach, the team’s three longest-tenured assistants — James Campen, Joe Whitt and Joe Philbin — have either been dismissed or given the OK to seek jobs elsewhere.
Meanwhile, LaFleur confirmed ex-Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is in the running to be the team’s new offensive coordinator. Hackett is the son of former University of Pittsburgh and USC head coach Paul Hackett, who mentored ex-Packers coach Mike McCarthy early in McCarthy’s coaching career at Pitt and with the Kansas City Chiefs.
As new Packers coach Matt LaFleur began building his first coaching staff in earnest on Thursday, Zook got the word he expected: Zook won't be retained from ex-coach Mike McCarthy’s staff.
Packers president Mark Murphy and general manager Brian Gutekunst — especially Murphy — are banking their reputations on LaFleur.
More than anything else, LaFleur’s success or failure as the 15th coach in the Packers’ storied 100-year history will be decided by just how well his two-time NFL MVP plays after a down year.
The Packers held a news conference on Wednesday to welcome new head coach Matt LaFleur to Green Bay.