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WVU’s Neal Brown Among Coaches with Highest Odds to be Fired in 2023



West Virginia Neal Brown

Everyone knows Neal Brown is on a very hot seat at WVU. But oddsmakers are now going as far as to say Brown’s seat is warmer than most other coaches in the country.

The Sports Daily have Brown as the fourth coach most likely to be fired in 2023. Brown’s odd are currently at +550. Only Clarksburg, W.Va native Jimbo Fisher and Mel Tucker are tied for the highest odds highest to be fired during the 2023 season at +400.

Below includes the coaches with the top 10 odds. These are according to The Sports Daily.

  • Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M): +400
  • Mel Tucker (Michigan State): +400
  • Butch Jones (Arkansas State): +500
  • Neal Brown (West Virginia): +550
  • Danny Gonzales (New Mexico): +700
  • Jim Harbaugh (Michigan): +700
  • Tom Allen (Indiana): +1200
  • Dino Babers (Syracuse): +1200
  • Mike Bloomgren (Rice): +1200

As he enters his fifth season as West Virginia’s head coach, the amount of people still trusting the climb has drastically decreased compared to at any other point in his tenure and he can’t afford to do anything but win from now on. He has a losing record of 22-25, only two bowl appearances and only one bowl victory.

Asti: Dissecting Good, Bad, Ugly of Neal Brown’s Tenure at West Virginia

Brown’s tenure has been among the worst periods for the Mountaineers since the 1970’s. None of that is opinion or piling on, it’s just the fact of the situation right now. The schedule has been a bit more difficult than some of his peers at similar programs, but it’s also not getting any easier in 2023.

In a related story, Neal Brown was ranked as the worst coach in the Big 12 by Athlon Sports.

Brown also opened up about his full tenure during a talk with WVSN’s Mike Asti.

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