WVU Could Face Neal Brown’s Former Team in the Liberty Bowl

With the regular season winding down, bowl season is fast approaching. The Mountaineers have found themselves in a wide variety of bowl projections throughout the season, but their potential destination is now becoming a more narrow list with each week.

The most popular right pick for WVU right now is the Autozone Liberty Bowl. Many outlets have the Mountaineers making a return trip to Memphis for the first time since 2014 to face a SEC opponent. One such opponent that West Virginia could be facing is very familiar with Head Coach Neal Brown, as he is with them.

Kyle Bonagura of ESPN has the Mountaineers pinned up against the Kentucky Wildcats in the Liberty Bowl in his latest bowl projections. Brown and Kentucky have a long history dating back to his playing days.

The current Mountaineer head coach played for the Wildcats in the late 90s, tallying 10 catches for 48 yards and a score before transferring to UMass to finish out his career, per Sports Reference. Brown also served as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Kentucky in 2013 and 2014.

The Autozone Liberty Bowl is scheduled December 31st at 4 p.m., and will be broadcasted on ESPN.


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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!