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Neal Brown will reportedly become West Virginia Head Coach

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© Glenn Andrews | USA Today Sports

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.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

15 Comments for Neal Brown will reportedly become West Virginia Head Coach



  1. Belenos
    12:05 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    one of *their* own take a step up….



  2. Gnarly Wiggums
    1:14 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome news



  3. UK Fan In Nashville
    1:37 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    Let’s make this the first game of the season! I’d love to see a permanent rivalry with WVU in football. It would elevate our non-conference schedule for CFP rankings. If we truly aim to compete in the upper echelon this needs to happen. Not to mention it would be awesome for the people of Appalachia!



    • claiborne_field
      1:44 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

      I totally agree with this idea!



    • claiborne_field
      1:45 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

      And bring back to Indiana game while we’re at it…



    • UK Fan In Nashville
      3:14 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

      I was born in ’88 so I’m 30 now. People my age don’t really care about the Indiana rivalry as much as older generations. I remember Bob Knight but he was never really as big of a concern to me as Louisville and Tennessee or Duke. On the football side the last time we played IU was during a time when you could only see the games in person or on delay at 11:30 at night unless it was on Network/ESPN. So really the rivalry never seemed that big to me. Also, IU is nowhere near the caliber or WVU or UK for that matter today. So I couldn’t care less about bringing the IU Football rivalry back.



    • claiborne_field
      3:20 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

      My main point for bringing back the IU football game is because I would much rather pay ticket prices and a game like that verses the likes of central Michigan, Murray State, or Middle TN who we played this year.



    • satcheluk
      7:24 am January 5, 2019 Permalink

      Lol



    • satcheluk
      7:26 am January 5, 2019 Permalink

      This was laughing at the IU joke. Not sure how the comment got here.



    • J. Did
      4:59 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

      Either would be fine. I am old enough to appreciate IU as a Basketball and Football rival. However, WVU has historically been better in Football and arguably now in Basketball (at least since Huggy returned). But, IU will probably not want to play us in LEX – and, their fans will storm the field and harass UK fans and players like the uncouth, racist, lacking-control fool-fanbase they’ve historically become known to be.



  4. claiborne_field
    1:45 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    the



  5. serdi
    1:59 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    Absolutely on WVU – UK every year. We played back in the 60s maybe even a time or two in early 70s. It would be good for Appalachia, our two states, and college football. The reinstatement of WVU and VaTech has done the same thing.

    No to playing Indiana. It does nothing for us or college football.



  6. StuckinLville
    2:06 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    This is good to see. He could very well take over for Stoops one day. Hopefully not for a long time though.



  7. blueballs80
    2:11 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    That is if he does well there. We will have to wait and see.



  8. ClairsyDarsiy
    5:31 pm January 4, 2019 Permalink

    Fantastic!