Morgantown, West Virginia – Ever since Neal Brown was named the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers back in 2019, the entire of state of West Virginia has been sold a big bag of lies. And unfortunately, West Virginia’s passionate, loyal population ate it all up and believed every word that was fed to them.
Shane Lyons did not have the football program’s best interest in mind. Neal Brown was not a competent Power 5 Conference head coach. There never was a climb to trust.
It’s been one lie after another for the last four years and thankfully, it’s going to come to an end very soon.
You see, West Virginia University and its most powerful people in charge knew that they could get away with lying to an entire population of people because the said people are the most loyal in the country. All they had to do was come up with a catchy slogan, paint Neal Brown as this ultra-friendly, family-first man who was doing his best and the people in the great state of West Virginia would accept four seasons of absolute mediocrity.
Or worse than mediocrity. COMPLETE FAILURE.
Not only that, people in the state would continue to give Neal Brown more and more opportunities because “he’s a good man who has faced tremendous obstacles” who “deserves more time to fix what he’s started.”
While many people in the state are finally starting to see the reality of the situation, there is a large portion of people that actually believe that Neal Brown deserves more time. Despite all reasonable, logical, rational signs showing clearly that Brown should be fired, there are actually many people out there who want him to return as the head coach of the Mountaineers next season.
Shane Lyons being forced to resign was a big step but it’s only the first step in fixing the mess at West Virginia. Neal Brown is next. But the whole athletic department is full of people who have lied and deceived and who have played a part in where we are today.
The entire athletic department needs fixed and has the stench of Shane Lyons all over it, and the only way to fix it is by cleaning house.