Per sources, the Brian Kelly coaching tree just put out a new leaf. Harland Bower, who played linebacker under Brian VanGorder at Georgia Southern after transferring from, you guessed it, Central Michigan, has joined the staff as a defensive analyst.
Born in 1988 and hailing from Edison, New Jersey, Bower majored in exercise therapy and graduated in 2009.
Bower is definitely a coach on the come. Before his previous job as Central Arkansas’ outside linebackers coach, he was the defensive ends coach at Troy, a “defensive quality control” coach at Rutgers in 2012, and the D-line and strength and conditioning coach at Coffeyville Community College.