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Herd RBs coach Thomas Brown to take same job with Badgers

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A little over two weeks after losing his running backs coach to the NFL, Gary Andersen has filled that void.  Reportedly.

While not yet confirmed by Wisconsin, multiple media outlets reported Friday morning that Thomas Brown has left his post as the running backs coach at Marshall to take the same job with the Badgers.  The 27-year-old Brown himself appears to be confirming the reports, retweeting multiple notes of congratulations on his personal Twitter account.

Brown, a former standout running back at Georgia, has been in the profession for just three seasons, including the 2013 season he spent with the Herd.  He began his coaching career as part of UGA’s strength and conditioning staff before moving on to Chattanooga as running backs coach.

Thomas Hammock, who spent three very successful seasons with the Badgers, departed the UW program earlier this month to join the Baltimore Ravens as running backs coach.  During that time, Hammock oversaw a unit that produced four 1,000-yard seasons from three different players, including two in 2013.

During Brown’s lone season in Huntington, the Herd finished 23rd in the country with an average of 205.9 yards per game.  The year before, the Herd finished 54th with 169.2 ypg.

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4 Responses to “Herd RBs coach Thomas Brown to take same job with Badgers”
  1. woebegong says: Feb 21, 2014 10:55 AM

    I don’t think Wisconsin will be sorry they got this young man. He has a good head on his shoulders, is a dedicated worker and a thirst to learn the game from the coaching aspect, second to none. He knows what it takes to be a good RB and I think he will not have any trouble, teaching any kid, willing to learn, what he needs to do to become a good RB at the college level.

  2. packerbadger says: Feb 21, 2014 11:51 AM

    Maybe he’ll coach the next “Ronnnn Dayne”!!

  3. woebegong says: Feb 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    I don’t know if there will ever be another Ron Dayne. He was a heck of a football player.

  4. vegasjss says: Feb 21, 2014 3:46 PM

    Is there an easier coaching job in the country? “Hey, strong, fast kid, hold onto the ball and run through the hole you see created by that gargantuan offensive line.”

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