The coaching rumors that often swirl with abundance this time of year have swept up Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown.
The third-year Tech assistant has been rumored to be high on the list as a candidate for the offensive coordinator job at Kentucky under new coach Mark Stoops.
Brown is a native of Danville, Ky., and played for three seasons with the Wildcats.
Landon Wright, editor of WreckEm247.com, cited a "trusted source" while tweeting Tuesday morning that Brown to Kentucky was a "done deal," though nothing would be made official until Wednesday.
On the "Tech Talk" radio program on 104.3 FM today, Brown said he was "proud to be a Texas Tech Red Raider" and that he was out on the road recruiting this week.
He also didn't exactly shoot down the possibility that he would be headed to Kentucky.
"That’s where I’m from," Brown told 104.3. "But I don’t really want to talk about any other jobs or anything like that. But that’s the link because that’s where I’m from and that’s where I played. And I get that, but a lot of the talk out there is definitely premature."
The Brown-led Texas Tech offense ranked 12th in the nation this season and fifth in the Big 12 at 501.42 yards per game. The Red Raiders were 16th in scoring offense nationally and fifth in the league at 37.75 points per game.
"I’m proud of the job I have and glad to be at Texas Tech," Brown told 104.3. "It’s like somebody told me: It’s better to have your name out there for maybe other people wanting you than the other way, being on the firing line. I think it’s a compliment to what we’ve been able to do on offense. Really not myself, more our players and our staff. And probably coach (Tommy) Tuberville’s track record, too, of assistant coaches moving on.”