Pig Brown on Danger job: "They made the right choice."
The coaching search for the Nebraska Danger barely lasted a week. Nebraska announced the hiring of Pig Brown as their new head coach to replace Mark Stoute who was let go during the middle of the season. He's the 4th head coach since the franchises inaugural season in 2011.
“Pig has been a part of the Danger tradition for a long time, first as a player and then as a coach, and played an instrumental part in winning our three Intense Conference Championships. We felt that he was a great fit to be our next Head Coach,” Danger Owner Charlie Bosselman said in a statement released by the team.
Brown is no stranger to the Danger way. As a player he helped lead Nebraska to three consecutive United Bowl appearances and finished his career with 540 tackles, 2nd best in the IFL. Pig spending the last two years on the Danger coaching staff as the defensive coordinator under Hurtis Chinn and Mark Stoute and then later as a co–head coach alongside Adam Shackleford after Stoute's dismissal. Brown gave NTV a look inside the coaching search right up to the moment he received word, the job was his.
"We met a few days after our conference championship game, " Brown told NTV. "They kind of pulled me in and talked to me about this past season and asked me what are my plans moving forward if I was to get the head coaching job. A few hours after the meeting they called me and let me know I had the job. It was a good feeling. Now that it's official, it feels even better. It really hasn't hit me yet. It probably won't until I send out that first contract. I have total trust and faith in this organization and I feel like they made the right choice."
Brown also told NTV he hasn't decided on a coaching staff yet and will make those decisions in the coming months.