Former Illinois RB joining Notre Dame staff
It didn’t take long for former Illinois running back Dre Brown to receive a coaching opportunity. He’s headed to South Bend for his latest gig.
Brown revealed on Twitter on Sunday that he will be joining the staff at Notre Dame for the upcoming season. He will be an offensive analyst for the Fighting Irish, one year after to the squad reached the College Football Playoff.
Excited to announce I have joined the staff at @NDFootball as an Offensive Analyst!
— Dre Brown (@coachdrebrown) July 18, 2021
Brown played at Illinois from 2015-19 but battled injuries throughout his career, particularly early on. He finished his time in Champaign in impressive fashion, though, rushing for a career-best 584 yards and 5 touchdowns during a 6-7 campaign for the Fighting Illini. He also recorded 633 yards on kick returns.
Over the course of his time at Illinois, Brown rushed for 902 yards and 7 touchdowns, piled up 1,130 return yards and had 90 yards receiving. One of his top performances came against Purdue in 2019, tallying 131 yards on the ground on 18 carries.
The role for Brown at Notre Dame was not specified in his post. However, this should serve as a great learning opportunity for the former Illini running back, joining a staff that has enjoyed a lot of success.
Brian Kelly has accumulated an 81-39 record as the head coach at Notre Dame in his 11 seasons. The Fighting Irish have played in 10 bowl games, made two College Football Playoff appearances and the BCS National Championship Game.