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Steve Brown joins the Titans staff

The occasionally well-dressed Chip Cosby of cn|2 Sports is reporting that former UK defensive coordinator Steve Brown has joined the Tennessee Titans staff as assistant defensive backs coach. Brown has a pretty lengthy NFL background; he is a former cornerback with the Titans organization back when it was the Houston Oilers and he also spent six seasons as an assistant with the Rams as a cornerbacks and secondary coach from 1995-2000.

After nine seasons working with the Wildcats in Lexington, Brown is moving to Nashville to help guys like Cortland Finnegan and Jason McCourty get my favorite team back to the playoffs.

Go Titans.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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20 Comments for Steve Brown joins the Titans staff

  1. BigBlueJim
    10:40 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    If he helps them play defense the way he helped us, they’ll be in the cellar! First

  2. Me
    10:41 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    One down… one Joker to go…

  3. scotty
    11:01 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Did they not see film of our secondary last year? Holy Crap….they are going to suck!

  4. Jeff Fisher's Moustache
    11:06 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    If they’re your favorite team, you’d know that Finnegan is an unrestricted free agent whom the Titans have little to interest in resigning. The Titans do not resign players that reach free agency and very rarely sign other high dollar free agents. They’ll try to strengthen the secondary through the draft. Brown will have his work cut out for him.

  5. ebell55
    11:16 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Good luck to you Coach Brown. Look at the Def players he put in the NFL while at UK! He did a good job for us. He is a good coach!!

  6. SLIS WildCat
    11:17 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    With Jeff Fisher’s departure, the coaching staff had a bad-mustache opening in need of filling… enter Steve Brown’s glorious upper lip.

  7. ThankfulCat
    11:46 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Brown was a scapegoat for a piss poor coaching staff. He has an NFL pedigree both as a player and a coach and has a dam fine family.

    You losers wouldn’t get a second look from his wife and his boys are athletes.

    Good luck to you Steve.

    Put this loser program in the rear view mirror and enjoy Nashville

  8. ohreally?
    11:57 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    #7 Don’t you mean Brown was the “escapegoat”? What exactly does an NFL pedigree get you? Can you put that on a resume? There are plenty of great former NFL players that couldn’t coach their way out of a paper bag. Ask Mike Singletary. And having a dam fine family is nice and all, but doesn’t make you a good coach. I too wish Steve Brown luck and hope he succeeds. But it was his time to move on and it was a good move for UK too.

  9. jpb5367
    11:57 am January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Steve was my neighbor here in Lexington and he will be missed. He is a quality individual and will have success in Tennessee. Congratulations to Steve.

  10. ThankfulCat
    11:59 am January 19, 2012 Permalink


    Joker blamed all the defense ills on Brown yet minter accomplished nothing more this year running the show.

    Brown was on the staff of the Rams for years and has a Super Bowl ring.

    He is a better coach than folks realize and the players loved him.

  11. ebell55
    1:33 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    10 i think Brown is a good coach and I agree the players loved him. I must disagree with you saying Joker blamed Brown and Minter didn’t do any better. I think Joker would have liked to keep Brown a position coach but it just wasn’t going to happen.

  12. ohreally?
    1:35 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Show me any quote where Joker blames ALL the defensive ills on Brown. Didn’t happen. You are mostly correct that Minter didn’t turn the defense 180 degrees, but in the last 3 games of the season, the defense greatly improved. What typically happens when a team consistently underperforms in a certain area? Coaching changes are made. Geez, happens at every level down to middle school. Doesn’t matter how well the coach is liked or how nice he is or how nice his wife and kids are. I’m not saying that it is ALWAYS the coordinator’s fault (or position coach), but changes are made. If you are Brown’s friend or neighbor, than I respect your defending him. I couldn’t care less that Brown was on an NFL staff or that he has a Super Bowl ring. I know somebody very close to the staff and team, and he said the same thing when Minter was hired last year — he said Brown was a nice guy….but not an SEC D coordinator. Good luck to Brown.

  13. STEVE!
    3:31 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Our defensive backs never looked like they had ever been coached a lick. Opposing teams had receivers running free in the secondary from Western Kentucky through Tennessee. How many times did we see opposing receivers catch a ball with 2-3 of our DBs standing around him? Having said that, I wish him success in Nashville.

  14. dave
    4:11 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    10-stop making a fool of yourself. minter (in his 1st year) held UT-UGA to 26 total points. let me know last time that’s ever happened.
    who was HC for brown when he played at oregon?
    who was HC/boss for brown when he was hired by rams?
    who was HC/boss for brown when he was hired by UK?

  15. 2020
    6:28 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Thank God Steve Brown got another job. Joker didn’t possess the stones to demote his buddy, let alone fire him.

  16. Shhhhh... Don't Tell Mike Archer
    6:34 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    #14 dave… but he had a dam fine family, so he should be coach in waiting. Seriously, #10, WTF does his family have to do with it!? This is football! SEC football! Family? Did his family play for Florida? Is that why Brown let Florida score 6,000 points in the 1st quarter of every game?

    6:44 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    UK fired him but the NFL likes him? Not many people find a better job after getting axed by UK.

  18. Catnuts
    7:56 pm January 19, 2012 Permalink

    Steve Brown was a good coach for us the entire time he was here. Joker got rid of all of Brooks buddies and hired his own buddies. Nothing wrong with that, unless you play like UK has the last 2 years and now Joker and his buddies better produce this coming year or it will cost all of them their jobs.

  19. dukesofmaggard
    2:34 am January 20, 2012 Permalink


    I’m a huge titans fan…it was bad enough he was at UK now he’s going to eff up my pro team too??

  20. DCFan
    9:20 am January 20, 2012 Permalink

    Good for him. Good luck Steve!