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Neal Brown hired as next Troy head football coach

Former Kentucky assistant Neal Brown has been hired as head football coach at Troy, the university announced Sunday.

Troy announced the news via their Twitter.

“Fans … New Troy football head coach Neal Brown will land at the Troy airport at approx. 4:15 p.m.; come out & welcome him back to Troy,” the tweet read.

The specifics of Brown’s contract have not been formally announced, though reports from SI.com say the contract would a five-year, $3.5 million deal.

A press conference is scheduled Monday at 9:30 a.m. to formally introduce Brown.