Someone posted a comment about WVU’s New HC and referred to him as ‘Motown Brown’. I like it, and I hope it sticks. Now if Coach Brown also sings, he has nickname to go with it, and if he doesn’t sing, oh well, he still has a cool nickname.
During his 8 years as HC at WVU, Dana Holgorsen won 61 games and lost 41. This is a winning percentage of 60.784%. Holgorsen took the Mountaineers to 7 Bowl Games and he won 2 of them, giving him a winning Bowl Game percentage of 28.571%. In 2013, WVU only won 4 games and lost 8, and failed to make a Bowl game appearance.
During his 4 years at Troy University, Coach Neal Brown won 35 games and lost 16, giving him a winning percentage of 68.627% and he won all 3 Bowl appearances. During his last 3 years at Troy he won 31 games and lost 8 giving his a winning percentage of 79.487%, and he was in and won all 3 Bowl games. Brown’s only losing season was 2015 when he won 4 games, and did not become Bowl elgible.
In 2017, Brown won the Sun Belt Coach of the Year Award, and Troy University won the Sun Belt Conference. Brown and his Troy Trojans beat Nebraska, and upset LSU during his tenure.
When then WVU AD Oliver Luck hired Dana Holgorsen as HC, he did it to help get WVU in the Big 12, to make WVU be competive in the Big 12, and to make WVU a top Big 12 Team.
Brown runs offense similar to WVU’s, but he runs a 4-3 defense rather than WVU’s 3-5. He also calls more running plays than passing plays.
During Brown’s last 3 years at Troy his offense averaged over 30-points a game, and his defense held opponents to 22 points and under per game. Brown’s Special Teams averaged neary 200 yards a season in Punt Returns, averaged over 700 yards a season in Kick Returns. (Go To: http://www.cfbstats.com/2017/team/716/puntreturn/index.html for more stats).
Based on these stats, I’d like Mountaineer Nation to join me in Welcoming WVU NEW Head Coach Neal ‘Motown’ Brown to WVU. Also to Morgantown, and to our Wonderful State of West Virginia. Lets make him, his wife and their kids feel Welcome. Lets treat them like family, and Welcome them with big open arms, open minds and open hearts. When football season starts lets get out and show him our Pride, and support him, his coaches, and the players.