After being turned down by Ed Reed, Mark Stoops is now turning to a former SEC assistant. According to Justin Rowland, former South Carolina defensive backs and special teams coach, Grady Brown, is in Lexington to interview for Derrick Ansley’s old job.
Brown previously worked at LSU and was a cornerbacks coach for Southern Miss, before taking the South Carolina job in 2012. After spending two seasons coaching the DBs and special teams, he as demoted to quality control assistant when Spurrier re-organized the defensive staff by adding Jon Hoke as a defensive coordinator.
What could set Brown apart from other candidates? He has strong recruiting ties to South Florida. Arguably his best recruit is one you can’t forget from his matches with UK — All-SEC linebacker Skai Moore.
Even though Brown’s name has popped up quickly, don’t expect Stoops to have a quick trigger with this hire. We’ll keep you updated as more names surface throughout the process.