Colorado assistant turns down USF offer
Colorado secondary coach Greg Brown, who has spent 15 seasons as an NFL assistant, has turned down an offer from USF coach Jim Leavitt to be the Bulls' co-defensive coordinator.
Brown, who met with Leavitt on Friday, was not offered the coordinator position outright, and opted to stay in his native Colorado, where he has coached for the past three seasons. He's the fifth coach known to interview for a defensive opening at USF, and Leavitt still has the same two spots to fill with spring practice now just eight days away.
Leavitt is seeking a replacement for Wally Burnham, who resigned last week to become defensive coordinator at Iowa State, and defensive backs coach Troy Douglas, who took the same job at North Carolina. Illinois assistant Dan Disch was offered the defensive coordinator job but turned it down to stay with the Illini, and Nebraska linebackers coach Mike Ekeler, former Cincinnati defensive coordinator Joe Tresey and former Rutgers defensive backs coach Chris Demarest have also talked to Leavitt about joining his staff.