Ex-Nebraska aide Ron Brown leaves Youngstown St. for Liberty

Published May. 1, 2015 7:54 p.m. ET

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Ron Brown, the former Nebraska assistant who took a job under Bo Pelini at Youngstown State in January, is leaving the Penguins to become associate head coach and receivers coach at Liberty University.

Brown, whose hiring was announced Friday, will work again with Flames coach Turner Gill. They served together for 13 years as assistants under Tom Osborne at Nebraska and were part of three national championships. Brown worked for Pelini at Nebraska from 2008-14.

Brown has attracted national attention for using his position as a platform for expressing his Christian views. He drew the ire of the American Civil Liberties Union in Nebraska for talking about religion during appearances at public schools.

Liberty is a Christian university, and Brown said it will be the perfect place to continue his ministry.