Arizona hires Colorado asst as co-def coordinator

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona has hired Colorado assistant Greg Brown as its co-defensive coordinator.

The 52-year-old Brown will run the Wildcats' defense with linebackers coach Tim Kish.

Brown and Kish will take over for Mark Stoops, who left to take the coordinator's role at Florida State after Arizona played in the Holiday Bowl.

Brown has been at Colorado the past four years, the last three as passing game defensive coordinator. He has also been an assistant coach at Wyoming and Purdue.

Brown spent 15 years in the NFL with six different teams -- Tampa Bay, San Diego, Tennessee, Atlanta, New Orleans and San Francisco -- and worked mainly with defensive backs.