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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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