About that whole not mentioning Thomas Brown thing from this morning…
Georgia’s release about assistants returning on next year’s staff did not mention Thomas Brown, and there’s a good reason for that.
Brown, the team’s running backs coach this year, is to join Mark Richt’s staff at Miami, multiple people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
The offer would include some sort of title, possibly co-offensive coordinator. Richt has said he intends to call plays for the Hurricanes.
It sounds like it’s more a decision by Brown than by Kirby, so good for Thomas that he’s looking at what’s best for himself. And it sounds like he may not be the only one doing so.
Miami head coach Mark Richt appears willing to bring a number of his former staffers at Georgia with him to Coral Gables according to a report by the Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After reporting earlier on Monday that running backs coach Thomas Brown will be joining Richt at Miami, the AJC is now reporting that Georgia’s Director of Recruiting, Todd Hartley, will be doing the same as a “defensive assistant.”
Honestly, I’d be surprised if Lilly didn’t wind up with Richt in Miami, given their long history together. But, in general, it’s good that these guys have options, since it’s the nature of the beast that a lot of them wouldn’t survive a coaching change otherwise.