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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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