Brown Extends First Offer as WVU Head Coach

Brown Extends First Offer as WVU Head Coach

Brown Extends First Offer as WVU Head Coach

Now, he'll hope to lead West Virginia to the same successful standard. Mountaineers' fans who loved Holgorsen's consistently prolific offenses should also expect a pretty seamless transition, as Brown taps into Big 12-level talent in his return close his home state of Kentucky.

Troy coach Neal Brown is expected to be the next coach at West Virginia, sources with knowledge of the situation told Yahoo Sports. "When I started this national search, I learned very quickly that he checked all the boxes of what I was looking for in our next football coach".

"I can't wait to meet our team and get to work". Going back to his time as an offensive coordinator at Troy, Texas Tech and Kentucky Brown has guided good offenses, including a Troy offense that was almost top-50 in the country in scoring offense this year (30.7 points per game; 51st) and finished top-60 in FBS in rushing output (58th). The Trojans are 31-8 over the last three seasons alone and have one Sun Belt Conference title.

With Brown out, who might Troy hire?

West Virginia is coming off an 8-4 season, which included a blowout loss to Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl. While it's not a full-on rebuild, odds are Brown will need some time to change the identity of the team.

West Virginia University Athletics Director Shane Lyons issued the following statement this morning on Twitter: "Mountaineer Nation - I am excited to announce Coach Neal Brown as our 35th @WVUfootball coach".

In 2018, Brown's Trojans upset a down-year Nebraska team, 24-19.

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