According to the Detroit News, Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown is one of the leading candidates for the vacant head coaching position at Eastern Michigan.
Lions quarterbacks coach Scot Loefler , a former Michigan assistant coach; Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown and Iowa receivers coach Erik Campbell are believed to be the leading candidates.
It makes sense that Eastern Michigan would consider Brown considering his ties to the area and the success he’s had at Notre Dame. With limited depth and talent in the front seven over the past two seasons, Brown took a defense which had trouble stopping anyone and turned them into a respectable unit which has kept the Irish in games this year. Even on Saturday night against the high powered USC offense, the defense played tough and kept the Irish in the game as long as they could.
Of all of the assistants on the Notre Dame staff, Brown is by far my favorite. Watch any press conference video of Brown and you will see a coach with a great deal of pride and a great deal of love for the university. When you consider that Corwin is a Michigan alum, it makes the pride and love he shows for Notre Dame even more impressive. Brown is also the most emotional on the sidelines and it rubs off on his players. Watch a replay of the Robert Blanton interception last night and you’d have a hard time deciding who was more pumped up about it – the players or Brown.
It’s only a matter of time before he is made a head coach somewhere because of his personality and recruiting prowress so this shouldn’t be shocking news, but at the same time I was hoping we get at least another year or two with him at Notre Dame.