Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A sign promoting the Louisville Cardinals

Bobby Petrino Adds Greg Brown to His Coaching Staff

Bobby Petrino added the final piece to his Louisville coaching puzzle, and he may have save the best for last, hiring long-time veteran Greg Brown as safeties coach and recruiting coordinator.

Brown was most recently the secondary coach at Alabama for the 2013 season, but resigned in January as Nick Saban juggled his staff to make way for Kevin Steele, who was director of player personnel, but was taking over as linebackers coach.

Brown has been in the coaching business since 1981, as a graduate assistant at UTEP, and has coached at high school, college and the NFL. In fact, the 56-year old even did a stint in the USFL.

He has coached defensive backs for almost the entirety of his career, with the exceptions being a stint as co-defensive coordinator at Arizona in 2010, and also as defensive coordinator of Colorado from 2011-12. Brown was fired along with head coach Jon Embree, leaving him available for Saban to swoop in and pick him up.

When he became available in January, Petrino signed him up, giving the Cardinals not just an experienced position coach, but one who knows how to prepare players for the NFL, a trait that could have a significant draw in recruiting.


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