Former Georgia Bulldog assistant and star running back Thomas Brown is on the move again, this time he’s headed back to his home state; accepting a job as running backs coach at Georgia State University in Atlanta. That’s great news for Brown whose a Tucker, GA native, but University of Tennessee-Chattanooga head coach Russ Huesman isn’t feeling it.
“I figured I’d have him for more than a year,” Huesman said. “I gave him his first job — took him out of the weight room at Georgia and gave him his first job.” [emphasis added]
Brown and the Mocs will find themselves on opposite sidelines at the Georgia Dome next season. UTC plays the Panthers on Sept. 7.
Georgia State is heading to the Sun Belt Conference, in the Football Bowl Subdivision, next season. The Panthers went 1-10 in 2012 playing a Colonial Athletic Association schedule.
“He’s making a lateral move here, in my opinion,” Huesman said. “He doesn’t think so. He did a great job for us, and I thought I’d have him longer. I’m a little disappointed, but that’s this profession, man. Nothing surprises me.” (John Frierson, timesfreepress)
It sounds to me like Brown’s coaching performance made him a commodity at UTC, great for Brown, not so much for Huesman. Either way, Brown has a new challenge to face at Georgia State; good luck to him in his latest endeavor!