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One Neal Brown Quote has Triggered Louisville Fans

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Brohm Watch: 2018 has captivated the city of Louisville.

Once perceived by many as inevitable, early week reports indicate it’s not yet a done deal.  That may have changed during this afternoon’s reported meeting between Vince Tyra and Jeff Brohm.  While UofL fans await the fallout, they’re weighing potential backup plans.

Of the many names floating around town, none strike a chord quite like Neal Brown.  The Troy head coach has compiled a 38-16 record over the last four years, including a pair of 10-win seasons and victories over Top 25 LSU in 2017 and at Nebraska in 2018.  Brown’s resume is impeccable, but his Kentucky past is a sticking point for many Louisville fans.

The Danville native played wide receiver at Kentucky before he called Mark Stoops’ offense in 2013 and 2014.  As the Cats prepared to play in his second spring game as offensive coordinator, Brown shared his recruiting pitch with the media.

“When I first get on the phone (with a recruit) or when a kid first comes here and I’m having my first conversation, that 51,000 at the spring game is one of the first things I talk about,” Brown said. “I’m talking about, ‘Hey, our fan base is one of the best, if not the best in college sports,’ because there’s no NBA team, there’s no Major League Baseball team, there’s no NFL team. So UK athletics is it.

“The other team doesn’t want to hear that, but it’s it. We’re the show in town, in the state.”

Vince Tyra played baseball at the University of Kentucky.  Rick Pitino coached Kentucky to a National Championship in 1996.  They accepted each with open arms, but this rivalry talk makes him unqualified?  It’s illogical, but I will not be mad if it prevents one of the Big Blue Nation’s finest from crossing over to the dark side.


Article written by Nick Roush

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

13 Comments for One Neal Brown Quote has Triggered Louisville Fans

  1. J. Did
    3:14 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

    Howard Schnellenberger played Football under Bear Bryant at KENTUCKY; it’s been a while, but little brother uavel loved having him lead the helm.

    • ClutchCargo
      3:19 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

      That was before they started thinking they were a football powerhouse. Bringing in a coach who played at UK during their lifetimes might be a little too much for them to handle.

  2. ClutchCargo
    3:15 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

    Good, I don’t want to see Neal Brown associated with that dumpster fire. He can do a lot better than that.

    • zoupman
      4:29 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

      Don’t forget Moore stuck it to his high school teams when he left for school in Lou. Brown can do better than u of L.

  3. UKinIN
    3:23 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t really care about U of L or Purdue but Brohm will really be sticking it to Rondale Moore if he takes th U of L job.

    • secrick
      3:26 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

      He could bring him to L-ville with him i guess.

    • stunninsteve
      7:14 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

      Kenny Payne is awesome, pure class. Thrilled to have him, and loserville would love Mr. Brown I’m guessing

    • jmcatt
      5:21 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

      On the show Matt talked about a potential big time transfer to UK, could be Moore after Brohm leaves for UL.

  4. secrick
    3:27 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

    N.C. hire Mack Brown so i guess they could get ole Howard to come back .

    • ClutchCargo
      3:36 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

      What’s Ron Cooper doing these days?

  5. steve simpson
    4:21 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

    Kenny Payne? We love that guy, and are glad he’s here. If Brown goes to UL and wins they’ll love him too.

  6. JASUN74
    7:14 pm November 27, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t this that was to awful bad. I kinda wished he would have added a “ and Louisville sucks, and I hate the color red!!” Lmao.

  7. UKfanman01
    6:01 am November 28, 2018 Permalink

    I 2ant Neal Brown back as an OC. He better not go to that dumpster fire