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MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – Even though Neal Brown went out and hired an experienced coach out of the SEC in Drew Fabianich, has been ranked as the Big 12’s worst coach, according to Athlon Sports.

Fabianich, who was a general manager with the Auburn Tigers, and spent two decades in the scouting department for the Dallas Cowboys, is the new general manager and director of scouting for Brown at West Virginia.

It is obvious that Brown is on the hot seat West Virginia. That is clear. Anyone can tell that Brown’s seat is hotter than a Louisiana kitchen in the summer time. No, I don’t think a loss to Penn State gets him fired, but I do think starting 1-4 possibly gets him the exit as the coach in Morgantown, regardless of who he hires.

Here is how Athlon Sports used their ranking metrics to rank the Big 12 coaches:

“For starters, it’s an impossible task. However, we tried to weigh every possible factor into this ranking. This is not simply a list of coaches ranked by accomplishment or wins. While those aspects are important, it doesn’t provide a complete picture of how successful coaches are. Also, every program has a different amount of resources available. Hierarchy in college football also plays a vital role in how successful programs are. It’s always easier for programs with more built-in advantages to contend for a national title on a more consistent basis.”

Here is the complete rankings:

1. Chris Klieman, Kansas State

2. Sonny Dykes, TCU

3. Lance Leipold, Kansas

4. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

5. Matt Campbell, Iowa State

6. Steve Sarkisian, Texas 

7. Gus Malzahn, UCF

8. Dave Aranda, Baylor

9. Kalani Sitake, BYU

10. Joey McGuire, Texas Tech

11. Brent Venables, Oklahoma

12. Dana Holgorsen, Houston 

13. Scott Satterfield, Cincinnati

14. Neal Brown, West Virginia 

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