West Virginia is introducing its new head football coach, Neal Brown, to the media this morning.
Brown, a 38-year-old head coach, left Troy for the Mountaineers’ job. He was Troy’s head coach from 2015-18, going 35-16 and winning three bowl games.
West Virginia fans appear to be happy with the hire, though they’re cringing a bit at a mistake Brown made this morning.
Unfortunately, Brown appeared to call one of West Virginia’s legendary players the wrong name.
The Mountaineers’ new head coach appeared to call legendary WVU quarterback Pat White “Pat Harris.”
Uh oh … sounded like Neal Brown called Pat White, "Pat Harris." #WVU
— Matthew Peaslee (@thempeas) January 10, 2019
West Virginia fans are already forgiving him for this, thankfully.
Pretty sure @NealBrown_WVU just called @P5White "Pat Harris" but we are going to let him live because he's a nice guy AND he's inviting all the former players to come back and be apart of the program. No more WVU legends getting locked out of the practice facility, it seems.
— 🇹🇩 Underwood (@chadunderwood) January 10, 2019
Pat White, 32, was one of the most-electrifying players in college football history. He went 35-8 over the course of his career and had the Big East record for total touchdowns.
West Virginia, meanwhile, will be looking to improve on its 8-4 record in 2018.