Matty V. is reporting that athletics director John McCutcheon met with current Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown earlier this week. I mention Brown as one of the candidates for the opening previously.
There has been some speculation regarding coach Neal Brown’s current salary. Would he have to actually take a pay cut to come to Massachusetts?
I have the answer.
According to the Texas Tribune, Neal Brown made $350,000 last season at Texas Tech University. As shown on my analysis of the current MAC coach salaries, this should fall smack in the middle of UMass’ pay range for it’s new head coach.
In short; it doesn’t appear that salary would be the deciding factor when it comes to the candidacy of Neal Brown.
[Salary via Texas Tribune]