Neal Brown’s Dream Job Likely to Be Open Soon

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to multiple sources, Kentucky’s current head coach, Mark Stoops, is expected to be the next head coach at Texas A&M. Stoops, 56, has led the Wildcats to a 72-64 record in 11 seasons in Lexington and has emerged as the heavy favorite to take over for Jimbo Fisher in College Station.

With that said, the head coaching position at Kentucky will likely be available and a name that will almost certainly be among the favorites to land that position is none other than Neal Brown. Brown, who was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in Danville, Kentucky, played wide receiver for the Wildcats from 1998-2000 and was the offensive corodinator/quarterbacks coach at the University of Kentucky from 2013-2014.

This could be the perfect situation for both Brown and West Virginia University, who is currently stuck in a ridiculous contract with their underperforming head coach. In addition, Brown has put together his best season by far at West Virginia and could finish 9-4 with wins at Baylor and in a bowl game. If West Virginia wins its final two games, a 9-4 record could be viewed by Kentucky as a very successful season and they could see Neal Brown as the perfect candidate to replace Stoops.

Brown, 43, is young, is highly respected in coaching circles and is the type of representative of the program that universities find highly desirable. He won’t embarrass the university and is an excellent face of the program. Although Brown appears to be happy at West Virginia, returning home is always a real draw.  In addition, Brown could want to coach at the highest level and the SEC is by far the top football conference in college football at this time.

If Mark Stoops does in fact take the job at Texas A&M later today, don’t be surprised at all to see Neal Brown’s name come up as a top candidate and for Brown to give the job real consideration.