Troy's Brown to be Red Raiders offensive coordinator

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - New Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville has chosen Neal Brown of Troy to be offense coordinator.

Troy spokesman Ricky Hazel said Tuesday that the 29-year-old Brown, who led the Trojans to the third-best total offense in the nation this past season, will take over play calling at Texas Tech. Brown succeeds fired coach Mike Leach, who was also the pass-heavy offensive coordinator until his dismissal last month amid allegations he mistreated a player who had a concussion. Leach denies the claims. Brown, who just finished his fourth season at the Alabama school, had the Trojans averaging 485.7 yards of total offense per game.

Troy was fourth in the nation (336.5 yards) in passing offense. Tech's passing offense this past season ranked No. 2 (386.8 yards). Brown was a wide receiver at Kentucky and Massachusetts.

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