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Morgantown, West Virginia – Although it’s a foregone conclusion in the eyes of most West Virginia fans that Neal Brown, who is 21-25 overall during his career as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers, will be fired, ESPN said, “Not so fast” this morning.
According to The Worldwide Leader in Sports, Brown is likely to return for the 2023 season.
“Athletic director Shane Lyons is out, and coach Neal Brown’s status has been shaky for a while. But WVU will not make any decisions until the end of the season, and several industry sources are saying Brown likely will receive another year under a new AD in 2023. Brown’s hefty buyout is clearly a factor, and while West Virginia will run an accelerated AD search, the timing to complete both changes by early December would be difficult.”
This is certainly very disappointing news for anyone hoping that the West Virginia football program will be turned around quickly. Brown has failed miserably and given the the fanbase absolutely no reason to have hope for the future.
Let’s hope that this is merely another false report by ESPN and that the horrendous tenure of Neal Brown is almost over.