Morgantown, West Virginia – If Neal Brown was ever to leave West Virginia University, the most likely destination would be the University of Kentucky.
Brown was born there, raised there, went to college there and coached there, and considering the SEC is college football’s top conference, the Kentucky job would be a difficult one for him to turn down.
However, it now appears that that won’t happen. According to multiple sources, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops has agreed to a contract extension that will run through the 2028 season.
Stoops has recently been considered a top candidate at multiple schools, including Oklahoma, but he has declined to pursue those opportunities and will remain at Kentucky.
“I’m excited to continue to build this program to national prominence,” Stoops said. “We’re on our way and I’m more confident in Kentucky football than I’ve ever been.
Kentucky announces Mark Stoops has "agreed in principle to a contract extension with amended terms" through June 2028. He has not signed the contract yet.
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) November 30, 2021