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Sources: Syracuse targets Georgia assistant Fran Brown

Sources: Syracuse targets Georgia assistant Fran Brown

Adam Rittenberg and Chris LuNovember 27, 2023 at 09:52 PM ET2 min read

Syracuse uses a key fourth-and-goal to help earn bowl eligibility

Syracuse denied Wake Forest on a fourth-and-goal to put the finishing touches on the team’s sixth win of the season.

Syracuse is targeting Georgia defensive assistant Fran Brown for the vacant head coach position, sources told ESPN on Monday evening.

Brown, 41, coached Georgia’s defensive backs the past two seasons after serving in similar roles at Rutgers, Temple and Baylor. The New Jersey native has extensive ties to the Northeast and has recruited the area throughout his career. Brown, a two-time Temple assistant, was the school’s front-runner for the school’s head coaching job in late 2021. Georgia is scheduled to face Alabama on Saturday in the SEC championship game.

Syracuse fired Dino Babers on Nov. 19 after eight seasons with the school. Tight end coach Nunzio Campanelli serves as the team’s interim coach in its next appearance.

The school considered several candidates with head coaching or coordinator experience, including current head coaches Bob Chesney (Holy Cross) and Jason Candle (Toledo), and Nebraska defensive coordinator Tony White, according to sources.

The Athletic first reported that Brown is Syracuse’s top target.

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