Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia has reportedly already started its search for its search for the next head coach of the Mountaineers.
One name that has appeared at the top of the list of potential replacements for Brown is Hugh Freeze, the current head coach at Liberty. Freeze’s representatives were rumored to have reached out to West Virginia to express interest in the position if Neal Brown were to be fired.
However, it now appears that this was likely merely done to get more money from Liberty. Moments ago, Freeze and Liberty agreed to a massive new 8-year contract through 2030 that’s fully guaranteed and averages just under $5 million per year.
This will almost certainly end any conversation or possibility of Freeze leaving for West Virginia.
Per @PeteThamel, Liberty and Hugh Freeze agreed to a new contract. It is an 8 year deal that’s fully guaranteed and will pay him just under $5 million per year.#WVU may have just missed on its top potential replacement for Neal Brown.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) October 28, 2022