The Auburn coaching search has reached its sixth day and there is seemingly no end in sight as a number of candidates are expected to interview for the job in the coming days.
A new name has been added to that mix in West Virginia head coach Neal Brown, per Steven Godfrey.
News: Auburn’s “search” is now more of a search, albeit with a powerful group still backing usurper Kevin Steele. Candidates – Sarkisian, Napier, Elliott, and I’d now add Neal Brown. Brown might be the best positioned to bridge the chasms between various factions on The Plains.
— Steven Godfrey (@38Godfrey) December 19, 2020
The 40-year-old Brown is in his second year in Morgantown after leading Troy to success from 2015-18, winning 10 games for three straight seasons. The Mountaineers are 10-11 in his two seasons in charge.
He also has ties within the SEC, serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Kentucky from 2013-14.
On Friday night, it was reported that five coaches — Kevin Steele, Steve Sarkisian, Billy Napier, Tony Elliott and Brent Venables — have received invitations for an interview. On Saturday, Elliott, Clemson’s offensive coordinator, issued a statement saying he has not talked to Auburn nor will be interviewing.