The Chicago Sun-Times has a terrific story today on new Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown. The article provides some background on Coach Brown's childhood in a rougher area of Chicago, and shows how he was able to rise above it through hard work, strong character and great parents. You should read the article to get to know more about the new Irish DC. I think you'll also gain a greater appreciation of how effective Coach Brown will be as a recruiter of young football players who are growing up in situations he is very familiar with. Of course it remains to be seen whether all the work ethic and great character will translate into an improved defense, but the more I learn about Corwin, the more I am pulling for him to be a smash success.