If you’re a Northwestern football fan, you know the name Jerry Brown.

Brown was referred to as “the dean of the Wildcat coaching staff” by nusports.com. He spent his 25th season with the program in 2017 and retired after the team’s 24-23 bowl win over Kentucky. Brown is now, for the first time in a quarter of a century, not employed by the program.

On Tuesday night, just two days before the Wildcats’ 2018 season opener on the road against Purdue, he wrote out a message on Twitter:

Brown started coaching at Northwestern in 1993 and started serving as the assistant head coach in 2002. He is also a Northwestern alum.

The Wildcats’ opener against Purdue is set to kick off at 8 p.m. on Thursday with the game being televised on ESPN. Brown will certainly be watching and we know exactly which team he will be cheering for.