Neal Brown was kind enough to take a break from what must be an extremely busy schedule right now to come on the KSR airwaves and talk to Big Blue Nation about his departure. Brown told KSR it was incredibly difficult to leave Lexington because it’s his home; he and his wife grew up nearby; and he bleeds blue.
But at the end of the day, the ultimate dream is to become a head football coach and Troy was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. He’s been there before and knows it’s a place he can win, and when you’re a first-time head coach, winning early can make a career, while losing can break one.
As for Kentucky, Brown was heartbroken after Saturday’s loss, his last game on the Kentucky sideline, but believes UK is still on its projected track to success.
“I always knew we’d be better in 2013 but still a year away from a really good offense,” he said. “There was a lot of progress being made this year, a lot of progress. Mark has the program going in the right direction and I believe there’s brighter days coming for Kentucky.”
We’ll have the entire interview on the site once the show ends with more from Brown on Patrick Towles and his relationship with Mark Stoops.
So stick around.