Country roads are taking Neal Brown closer to home.
The Danville native has spent the last four years leading the Troy football program to a 35-16 record, three bowl victories and a Sun Belt Championship. Pete Thamel reports Brown is expected to leave Troy to replace Dana Holgorsen as West Virginia’s next head coach. The two parties are currently in the process of finalizing a deal.
Before he was a head coach, Brown was on Kentucky’s sidelines. The Air Raid discipline called UK’s offense during Mark Stoops’ first two years in Lexington. Brown learned the offensive scheme as a receiver for Hal Mumme at the University of Kentucky.
Just like Jeff Brohm, Brown’s close ties to the state of Kentucky will make recruiting in the Commonwealth more competitive than ever before, but I do believe most UK fans are happy to see one of own take a step up in the college football coaching ladder.