One of the best stories of this college football season is the rise of Neal Brown. The former Kentucky wide receiver and offensive coordinator is making waves in his third year at Troy, most notably with the Trojans’ upset of LSU at Tiger Stadium Saturday night. The video of Brown’s jubilant postgame speech went viral and now, he’s college football’s newest darling. Today, ESPN has a profile of Brown, “one of the hottest names on the coaching market.”
From Alex Scarborough:
After a 4-8 rookie season, Brown turned Troy into a 10-win program in 2016 and helped the school to its first ranking in the AP poll. He was on industry experts’ radars before this season, but the win at LSU has launched him into the spotlight. With seemingly half of SEC fan bases contemplating the buyouts of their current head coaches, it won’t be long before the wolves are circling Troy athletic director Jeremy McClain’s door.
“It means you’re doing something right,” McClain said, waving off any concern. “We’ll deal with that when it comes.”
Just please don’t go to Tennessee, Neal. Enjoy the profile below, then go back and listen to Brown’s appearance on KSR earlier this week: