Bernardi worked with the Volunteers’ offensive line for the past two seasons following the completion of his collegiate career as a four-year starting center at Fresno State in 2010. The communications graduate was named to the Remington Award watch list prior to his junior and senior seasons. His father, Gary, is a 32-year Division I collegiate coaching veteran, including stops at Colorado (first year), Arizona, UCLA and USC.
Brown served as an undergraduate coach at Colorado in 2011 and a GA a year ago after completing a four-year playing career with the Buffaloes that culminated in the defensive back being named team MVP and a second-team all-Big 12 Conference standout in 2009. The sociology graduate and three-year starter was at Colorado for the same three years that Helfrich served as the program’s offensive coordinator (2006-08).
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