The work being done at Eastern Kentucky by Walt Wells' new regime isn't going unnoticed.
The Colonels are losing lead defensive quality control coach Alec Brown to a defensive graduate assistant coaching position on Terry Bowden's inaugural ULM Warhawks staff.
After a playing career at Auburn University, Brown's climbed quickly through the ranks.
He spent a brief period as a high school coach in Alabama, helping Pinson Valley to the state's 6A championship, before he worked on the staff at Murray State in 2019.
Just a year ago, he was hired to join Wells' rebuilding efforts for the Colonels.
Working closely with Derek Day, the EKU outside linebackers coach and co-special teams coordinator, Brown & Co. helped the Colonels' defense lock-up then-No. 11 Central Arkansas in the school's first win against a Top 25 team in nearly a decade.
EKU finished its abbreviated fall 2020 season – one of the only Football Championship Subdivision teams to play more than a handful of games – 3-3 against FCS foes.
It also nearly upset Troy in a 31-29 loss that was one of the program's three games against Football Bowls Subdivision foes.
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