And the Browns didn't win almost enough under Jackson's watch.
Jackson went 3-36-1 in 40 games as head coach since being hired in 2016, including an 0-16 campaign in 2017. Riley certainly falls under that category, and he led Oklahoma to the Rose Bowl in his first season as head coach a year ago and has them in contention for a College Football Playoff spot again this season.
The announcement comes after the Cleveland Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 33-18 Sunday, making it their third straight loss.
Jackson was hired in 2016 by the Haslams, whose six years ownership have been marked by almost constant change and bad football. First came news of the inevitable, that Jackson had been fired.
Originally, it seemed there was a massive power struggle between Hue Jackson and Todd Haley for control of the offensive unit.
The Browns, after winning just one game the past two seasons, got off to a 2-2-1 start with wins over the New York Jets and the Baltimore Ravens. But today it's this big thing because sure, everyone is going to look and say what's going on.
According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns have decided to make a head coaching change.