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Fran Brown named next Syracuse football head coach 

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  • Kyle Evans 

What has been rumored over the last 24 hours is now official.  

Fran Brown, the defensive backs coach at the University of Georgia, has been named the 31st head coach of Syracuse University football, Director of Athletics John Wildhack announced Tuesday.

Brown, 41, is the nation’s top recruiter, a member of the 2022 College Football National Championship coaching staff, and a New Jersey native.


Before working with the Georgia DBs for the past two seasons, he held similar roles at Rutgers, Temple, and Baylor.

Brown will be officially introduced at a press Conference on Monday, December 4.

“I am incredibly proud to be leading Syracuse Football at a university with a rich and storied tradition of academic and athletic excellence,” said Brown in a statement. “Syracuse Football has outstanding talent, great facilities, and passionate alumni. The success of the players is my No. 1 priority—on and off the field. I want my guys to succeed in life because they played football at Syracuse. My immediate area of focus is building relationships with my current players and putting together an elite staff, while also having fun on the recruiting trail. I’m ready to get to work and look forward to building something special for our fans.”