WVU is Missing Out on the Early Coaching Carousel

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In case you hadn’t found out by now, WVU head coach Neal Brown is on the hot seat. Sitting at 20-23 overall and 12-19 in Big 12 play, the time is ticking for Shane Lyons to make a move.

While it is a matter of if not when, the Mountaineers are beginning to fall behind in the coaching carousel.


Today, the Auburn Tigers fired Bryan Harsin after a 9-12 in less than two seasons. This is be an expected from a program in the SEC, yes. However, this shows that the program has high standards.

The same could be said Arizona State with Herm Edwards, Georgia Tech with Geoff Collins, and Wisconsin with Paul Chryst. These programs saw the direction their program was going, and weren’t satisfied.

So why can’t WVU do the same thing? If they are going to make the change, go ahead and do it. Why wait?

In doing so, they are going to be behind the sticks in landing big name coaches. These coaches who are high on other’s will be picked over, and WVU will be left picking up the scraps.

Regardless of the buyout, the administration needs to be urgent on this matter if they want to land a huge coaching hire.