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.