Georgia Football: Grading the Bulldogs’ coaching changes, hires

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New Running Backs Coach – Thomas Brown

With McClendon moving over to coach the wide receivers, Mark Richt brought in a familar face, former UGA tailback Thomas Brown, to coach the running backs.

Brown and McClendon were teammates, and know what it takes to put together a championship team. Having them work together on the coaching staff can only bring good things.

On his resume, Brown brings a year of experience coaching running backs at Wisconsin, one of the only FBS schools who runs the ball as well as Georgia does. When you can say you coached a Heisman runner-up who posted the second best season ever as a running back, then it’s clear you can coach.

Brown will inherit two of the best backs in the nation — Nick Chubb and Sony Michel — as well as an injury-recovered Keith Marshall. If Brown can do with this group what he did in Wisconsin last year, then the running game shouldn’t suffer at all.

The only drawback is overall lack of experience, but that didn’t seem to hinder Brown in the midwest.


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