Neal Brown is frustrated with his team’s performance, but he doesn’t show it. He doesn’t stomp around on the sidelines, slamming headsets to the ground, cursing at his young players. Rather, he teaches his team hard lessons from difficult loses during a very challenging time for the West Virginia football program.
Despite five straight loses, Neal Brown is exactly what the West Virginia Mountaineers need. Left with little to work with, Brown has spent his first season changing the culture and building his vision from the ground up.
Brown remains confident in his players and his coaching staff’s ability to turn around the football program. Brown, in a powerful tone, promised the West Virginia faithful that this tough time that our team is going through right now won’t last long.
At the end of his press conference following the loss against Texas Tech, Brown said, “This is really for our fans. I really appreciate them being here. They were here for our mantrip at 9:30 this morning and it was only in the upper 20s. They are always supportive. They were here through the bad first half and they were here through the second half, and a high percentage of them stayed. I truly appreciate that. That absolutely does not go unnoticed. We are not playing well as a football team right now. We have a ton of work to in this program.”
Neal Brown is a humble man and he will deliver a team that will make the people of West Virginia proud. Brown ended his message to the fans by saying, “I’ll tell you right now, we will build a successful program here. It doesn’t look like it right now, but because of the fans and for them, we will be successful here. We absolutely will be successful here. There’s some growth pains right now and it is what it is. Nobody is more frustrated with anything that is going on on that football field than me. I can promise you that. We have a high percentage of guys that are going to be back no only for one year but for three years. They will significantly get better We’ll do a better job coaching them and there will be a product on the field that matches the fans that we have.”
Brown’s message was powerful and resolute. Neal Brown is admirably purposeful, determined and unwavering in his mission to lead the West Virginia Mountaineers back to glory, and I for one “Trust the Climb.”