Brashier served under Hayden Fry as his top defensive coach and closest friend for 17 years at Iowa and 11 years prior to that at North Texas State University. He came to Iowa with Fry as defensive coordinator in 1979 and retired following the 1995 season.
Under Brashier, the Hawkeyes were always near the top of Big Ten defensive rankings and were usually highly placed in the national stats. He helped guide Iowa to 12 bowl games in his 17 years with the Hawkeyes.
Brashier will join Iowa's captains for the pre-game coin flip and will be with the team on the sidelines during the Purdue game. Bill and his wife Ann still reside in Iowa City. or distribution of this message, or the taking of any action based on it, is strictly prohibited.