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Get to know the Boise State football coaches: Julius Brown

Note: I’m reposting the profiles I wrote on each of the Boise State football coaches with some additional reporting that didn’t make the stories. The last one will appear on game day.

JULIUS BROWN

Defensive backs coach

Age: 33

Hometown: Stockton, Calif. (He lived in Lake Charles, La., until high school.)

Playing career: Cornerback at Boise State (1999-2003). He started from 2001 to 2003.

Coaching career: Capital High defensive backs coach (2005), Boise State graduate assistant in football operations (2006), Boise State offensive graduate assistant (2007-08), Boise State director of player personnel (2009-11), Troy cornerbacks coach (2012), Arkansas State cornerbacks and nickels coach (2013)

Education: Bachelor’s degree in general business administration (2006)

Family: Single

Did you know? Brown led the WAC in passes defended with 17 in 2002 and 22 in 2003. His 19 pass breakups in 2003 are the most by a Bronco in the FBS era.

Quotable: “It’s really a dream come true to be able to coach at the place you played at, to coach the position you played, and to do it on a great staff.” — Brown

Our profile (May 13)

EXTRA NOTES/QUOTES

— Brown was an offensive graduate assistant for two years at Boise State. The offensive coordinator at the time was Bryan Harsin.

— Brown on whether he told Harsin he wanted to follow him from Arkansas State to Boise State: “I think he knew all the guys from Boise wanted to come back.”

— Brown on coaching with his former coaches and teammates: “I have guys who are friends who are going to do everything to help me out and I’m going to do the same thing for them.”

— Brown on defensive coordinator Marcel Yates: “I’m not worried about him stepping on my toes at all. A lot of things I know I learned from him.”

— Cornerback Donte Deayon on Brown: “He’s going to give it to us straightforward. He’s going to let us know how we’re doing and he’s not going to sugarcoat anything.”

Tomorrow: Scott Huff

Previously: Kent Riddle, Andy Avalos, Steve Caldwell

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