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Per Chad Bishop a WKU beat writer for Bowling Green news.
This post was edited by R Turbeville 19 months ago
gotta start over somewhere i guess.
Done deal. Nothing more than rehab for a few years
Good. Better than asu
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He was hired its official for sure.
It's being reported that he took the job. Crazy. But best of luck to him.
i wonder what tehey pony up for him? They've been paying around $250k.
How the mighty have fallen. It appears that he is still too radioactive for any BCS school to take a chance on. Give him a couple of years at WKU and he may be able to move up again.
Good luck BP
Peace, Love, Toes in the Sand....
I feel sorry for whoever is on their schedule next year.
They were prepared to make their former coach the highest paid in the sunbelt. So I suspect 600k-800k. I think he will be highest paid in Sunbelt. I hope the man has learned from this, but I don't know. Having to take a job at a Sunbelt school should bring his ego down a bunch
I think he might could have waited and maybe got a job but he took who he could.
First two games Kentucky(at nashville TN) and Tennessee. navy and army both on western Kentucky schedule. Then the sun belt conference schedule. He could beat Kentucky and both army and navy. If he could beat Tennesse that would be huge for him and them.
Helllllll Yess! Big Pickup for my alma mater
Big time he is the biggest coach in the sun belt conference.
Now that Gus is gone, I would agree....
This is a great fit for Bobby P.
A-State has been the class of that conference the last two seasons. They have had, what, 3 different coaches in 3 years now? They will fall off... and I believe Aplin will be gone as well.
ULM was more of a one hit wonder with Browning. I believe he will be gone as well?
Taggart was a good recruiter and appears to be a good program builder. WKU probably has lots of talent compared to some of the other good teams in that conference. He'll go there, and probably win the thing in his first season. Might stick around another year after that as well. I think he wants back in the SEC. This keeps him close, and it's in an area he is familiar with. He can probably win the conference for two seasons and be back on the radar at some really good gigs. Maybe at USCe when Spurrier retires.. or at Missouri when Pinkel is fired.
Good fit, IMO.
Been a long time since Western Kentucky hired one of the five best coaches in college football.
only since Jack Harbaugh. Dude was that good and his kids are still trying to get to be as good as he was and they are stuck in the NFL... Jack's wife is one of the funniest interviews and coaching wives walking the face of the earth.
I live in Bowling Green and know a good deal of the administration, faculty and staff at WKU...several of these folks told me at church yesterday that they were making a play at him, but I thought they were crazy.
He won't be able to get away with much here in BG...too small of a community so I suppose he will be on his best behavior. The area is is very similar to NW AR though, so he should feel comfortable.
Yeah he will def be on his best behavior. He will have them winning big and he will be a BCS coach before long. I could see him in the Big 12, ACC, or SEC in 2-3 years. School like South Carolina, Clemson, Iowa state, or a school like those.
Curious to see how he fills out his staff, especially with his brother Paul hiring guys, too.
This TV station's website will supposedly be showing BP's press conference, although I've yet to find a link on their home page:
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