MUNCIE, Ind. (WANE) – They say you can never go home again, but Mike Neu is proving that statement wrong. Ball State’s all-time leading passer, Mike Neu, is back at his alma mater to take over as the football team’s head coach.
Neu left his job as the New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach to return to Muncie, He says the opportunity to come back home was too good to pass up.
“I think it was because it was how special Ball State is to me,” Neu said when asked why he would want to leave the NFL.” I always wanted to come back but I didn’t know if it would happen. When I was first asked about the job I knew I would jump in full steam ahead if it was offered.”
A four-year starter at Ball State Neu finished his career with 6,221 passing yards and 43 touchdowns. He won two MAC Championships (1989, 1993) with the Cardinals.
Neu will coach his first game at Scheumann Stadiun September 17th against Eastern Kentucky. Ball State opens their season on the road at Georgia State on September 2nd or September 3rd.