Football: Running backs coach Thomas Brown to leave UW, take same position at Georgia

first_imgOne of Wisconsin’s top assistant coaches – and one of just two coaches to initially stay with new head coach Paul Chryst after Gary Andersen departed – has left Madison and returned to his home state.Wisconsin football’s running backs coach Thomas Brown has left UW and will take the same position at Georgia, his alma mater, reports said Monday morning.The Georgia Bulldogs official Twitter account later confirmed those reports.Welcome back Thomas Brown! He returns to his alma mater and will be @FootballUGA’s running backs coach!— Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) February 16, 2015Brown, along with defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, were the only two assistant coaches who stayed at Wisconsin with Chryst after Andersen departed for Oregon State in December.Brown was influential in forming and saving Wisconsin’s incoming recruiting class for 2015, which includes four-star running back Jordan Stevenson, three-star running back Bradrick Shaw and four-star outside linebacker Arrington Farrar. He was also pivotal in gaining a verbal commitment from 2016 running back recruit Antonio Williams.Stevenson and Shaw signed their letters of intent to play at Wisconsin on Feb. 4. It is unclear how Brown’s jettisoning will affect their commitments, while Williams is the most vulnerable commit to flip.Williams, a four-star prospect from North Carolina, is currently ranked as the fifth best running back in the Class of 2016 according to and is the Badgers’ lone commitment for 2016 so far.And now it really is just me. #GotToDoWhatsBestForMe— Antonio Williams (@A_B_Williams26) February 16, 2015 Staying off of twitter for a while. Not answering any questions at the moment.— Antonio Williams (@A_B_Williams26) February 16, 20152016 quarterback and Wisconsin prospect David Moore from Alpharetta, Georgia, also reacted to the news, demonstrating just how strong of a recruiter Brown was at Wisconsin.Brown was a running back at Georgia from 2004-2007, before playing in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Browns. Andersen hired him in 2014 after serving as the running backs coach at Marshall in 2013.Chryst will now have to hire the Badgers’ third running back coach in as many years. Thomas Hammock left that role following the 2013 season to take the same job for the Baltimore Ravens. In addition to running back, Chryst has yet to officially announce a wide receivers coach yet either.Spring practices for the Badgers will begin in a month with the annual Spring Game taking place on April 25 at Camp Randall Stadium.Update: It appears as if Williams is no longer fully committed to Wisconsin. According to Benjamin Worgull of, Williams will visit Alabama on Feb. 28 and is “no longer 100%” committed to the Badgers now that Brown has departed for Georgia.New London (NC) North Stanly 4-star RB/#Badgers commit, Antonio Williams will visit Alabama Feb.28. No longer 100% after Brown’s departure— Benjamin Worgull (@TheBadgerNation) February 16, 2015last_img read more


first_imgA five day line-up of events will take place this October from the 1st to the 5th in memory of the late Letterkenny man Jimmy Guichard.Tragic Jimmy Guichard.The 20-year-old former St. Eunan’s hurler was found unconscious in his fathers Gravesend home in England following a heart attack in October last after taking legal highs.His family mounted a media campaign in a bid to make people aware of the dangers of legal highs. A stream of events will take place this October beginning with a night of glitz and glamour at a fashion show at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny.Many local businesses have contributed to the event and will be present on the evening including Cllr Michael McBride will launch the awareness week on the night.The following day an information evening at which there will be various stands and organisations present.On October 3rd ‘Jimmy’s Day’ a conference is to be held in Derry to launch a cross boarder action group. “UCAD” this groups will focus on Education Service and Intervention,this group will also be putting together a directory of service providers that can be contacted on a 24/7 basis, there will then be a billboard and poster campaign launch at the Free Derry Wall to honour Jimmy and others like him who have fallen foul of these productsThen the bar trade in Letterkenny will join in a ‘zero tolerance zone’ which will be launched at the Market Square, Letterkenny at 4pm this is in partnership with An Garda SíochánaThe closing event of the week is a cross boarder Tug O War gyms from Donegal will take on the gyms from Derry in a show of strength in the Radisson hotel from 2-5 pm.WEEK OF EVENTS PLANNED TO REMEMBER TRAGIC JIMMY GUICHARD was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalJIMMY GUICHARDLEGAL HIGHSletterkennylast_img read more