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Old 10-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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King of the Hill: A Western Kentucky Story (NCAA 13)



History of the Program

First Season:
1908
All-Time Wins: 51134930 (.591)
All-Time Bowl Wins: 2-1
National Championships: 2002 (FCS)
Conference Titles: 11 (7 Division II, 4 FCS)
Current Conference: Sun Belt Conference (Moving to Conference USA in 2014)
Notable Hilltopper Players:
  • Romeo Crennel
  • Joe Bugel
  • Willie Taggart
  • Jimmy Feix
  • Eagle Keys
  • KC Armstrong
  • Chris Baker
Notable Hilltopper Players in the NFL:
  • Bobby Rainey
  • Carl Brazley
  • David Carter
  • Darryl Drake
  • Curtis Hamliton
  • Clarence Jackson Jr
  • Joseph Jefferson
  • Jeremi Johnson
  • Dale Lindsey
  • Virgil Livers
  • Anthony Oakley
  • Rod Smart
A total of 26 Hilltoppers have been drafted by NFL clubs.

Notable Former Head Coaches:
  • L.T Smith
  • EA Diddle
  • Jimmy Feix (Winningest coach in WKU history)
  • Jack Harbaugh (National Championship winning coach, father of Jim & John Harbaugh)
  • Willie Taggart (Former QB, Current USF Head Coach)
Retired Jerseys:
  • #1 Willie Taggart, QB
  • #24 Virgil Livers, CB
  • #44 Dale Lindsey, LB
  • #66 Jimmy Feix, QB
Individual Award Winners:
  • Gateway Football Conference Freshmen of the Year: Justin Haddix (2003)
  • Division I-AA Coach of the Year: Jack Harbaugh (2002)
  • Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year: Nick Denes (1963),Jimmy Feix (1973, 1978, 1980), Jack Harbaugh (2000)
Hilltopper All-Americans:


WKU has fielded 64 All-Americans, with the first being named in 1952 and the last being named in 2005.

5 have been designated by the NCAA as "Consensus All-Americans" (selected by the AP, the Walter Camp Foundation and the AFCA). They are:


  • James Edwards (1987)
  • Bobby Sippio (2000)
  • Mel Mitchell (2001)
  • Chris Price (2002)
  • Buster Ashley (2004)
WKU's total of 5 Consensus All-Americans outpaces BCS programs Duke, Wake Forest, and Iowa State.

Rivalries:
Battle of the Bluegrass (Eastern Kentucky): WKU leads series 46353
Battle for the Red Belt (Murray State): WKU leads series 36-24-7

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Old 10-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #2
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Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium at Jimmy Feix Field

Stadium Capacity: 22,113
Largest Crowds:
  • 23,252 Southern Miss (Sept. 22, 2012)
  • 22,323 Louisiana–Monroe (Oct 20th, 2012)
  • 22,297 Murray State (Sept. 20, 2008)
  • 20,772 Indiana (Sept. 18, 2010)
  • 20,568 South Florida (Sept. 12, 2009)
  • 20,428 Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 26, 1968)
  • 20,100 Middle Tennessee State (Nov. 8, 1980)
  • 20,100 Morehead State (Nov. 1, 1975)
  • 20,000 Middle Tennessee State (Nov. 13, 1976)
  • 20,000 Dayton (Nov. 12, 1974)
  • 20,000 Middle Tennessee State (Nov. 4, 1972)

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Yearly Records:

200
8 - 2-10
2009 - 0-12 (0-8) (First year in FBS)

2010 - 2-10 (2-6)
2011 - 7-5 (7-1)
2012 - 10-3 (Sun-Belt Conference Champs) (Lost in New Orleans Bowl to Marshall)
2013 - TBD

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Coach Willie Taggart Resigns, Takes USF Job



(Coach Taggart during his final WKU Press Conference)

December 7th, 2012

Long time Hilltopper, Willie Taggart, today announced his resignation after accepting the University of South Florida's job offer to become the next USF Bulls head football coach. The former Western Kentucky stand-out quarterback had nothing but love and respect for the program he was leaving;

"All good things must come to an end, or so they say. I hate leaving Western but for the sake of my professional coaching career, and my family's best interest, I have decided to take the USF job," said Taggart.

He went on to say that he will always bleed the Red and White and that he will always be a Hilltopper and watch the program fondly and that, "I'll root for Western as long as they are not playing the Bulls." he added jokingly before concluding the press conference.

Western Athletic Director, Todd Stewart, wished nothing but the best for Coach T and his family, saying, "Coach helped build this program from the ground up. He is leaving behind a team with a full cupboard and coming off it's first FBS bowl game appearance. It will be an attractive job for everyone. I hope Willie and his wife have a successful run at USF."

Stewart now will be turning his focus on finding then next head coach for the Hilltoppers. Instead of hiring a search firm, Stewart will be conducting the process entirely by himself. No official names have been announced or interviews set up, but sources within the Athletic Department have revealed a short list including; former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, former NFL head coach & Hilltopper Romeo Crennel, former North Carolina head coach Butch Davis, and current Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops.



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I've got a post or two left detailing the coaching search and such but feel free to post if you wish. This is my first dynasty so please bear with me lol.

Also can someone recommend a good PS3 NCAA 13 roster for the 2014 season and some sliders?
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I usually always do some kind of WKU dynasty on NCAA whether it be on OS Sports or my own. But I can't wait to see what you do with the Hilltoppers.
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I usually always do some kind of WKU dynasty on NCAA whether it be on OS Sports or my own. But I can't wait to see what you do with the Hilltoppers.
Yeah. I'm a Tennessee fan by heart but since Petrino has taken over I've been keeping up with them this year. Thankfully they gave us those 6 TOs or that game might have been a lot closer than I would have wanted haha.
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Breaking: Petrino Next HC



December 10th, 2012

Western Kentucky has it's new head football coach and he comes in for the form of former Arkansas and Louisville coach, Bobby Petrino, he comes to the Hilltoppers after sitting out the 2012 college football season due to the recent motorcycle incident controversy. AD, Todd Stewart, conducted three days worth of talks and interviews with Petrino and decided he was the man for the job.

Mr. Stewart had this to say, "After sitting down and getting to know Bobby, I knew he was my guy. I loved his vision and plan for the future of the WKU football program. Is a grade A coach who has been successful at the very highest levels of college football. He will be the man to take Western Kentucky to the next level in our road to the top."

During the presser, Petrino mentioned that this was the best decision for he and his family. His kids live within the state and two go to the University of Louisville and his wife is from the state as well. He said, "It was like coming home," Petrino stated.

While Petrino is known for his passing game, he did mention the strength of WKU is its ground game and he will game plan to put his guys in the best position to win ball games. "If we can win throwing 40 times a game we'll do that, if we can win running 40 times, I'll do that as well. I just want to win."

Concluding the press conference, Petrino stated he will start conducting staff interviews tomorrow.



Press Release: Coaching Staff Named

December 15, 2012

In a press release from the school, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers were pleased to announce the coaching staff for the 2013 football season;

Bobby Petrino - Head Coach
Jeff Brohm - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator
Nick Holt - Defensive Coordinator
Ricky Brumfield - Special Teams/Cornerbacks
Neil Callaway - Offensive Line
Mike Cassity - Secondary
Don Dunn - Defensive Tackles
L.D. Scott - Defensive Tackles
Kolby Smith - Running Backs
Lamar Thomas - Wide Receivers
Ryan Beard - Defensive Graduate Assistant
Cort Dennison - Defensive Graduate Assistant
Pete Nochta - Tight Ends/Graduate Assistant
Ryan Wallace - Offensive Graduate Assistant
Todd Clark - Assistant Director of Football Operations
Nate Dennison - Director of Player Personnel
Joe Miday - Director of Strength & Conditioning
Sean Pugh - Character Coach
JaMarcus Shephard - Offensive Quality Control
Andy Wagner - Director of Football Operations
Scott Wilks - Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach


Note: For the sake of the game, I've decided to go ahead and play the 2012 season. I thought about simming but decided to go ahead and do it.



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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 2013 Schedule Release

at Tennessee
at Kentucky
at Cincinnati
vs Navy
at UL-Monroe
vs Troy
at MTSU
vs FIU
at Florida Atlantic
vs Arkansas State
at North Texas
vs UL-Lafayette
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Meet Your 2013 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

QB - DeMarcus Smith (RS-FR)
RB - Antonio Andrews (SR)
FB - Kadeem Jones (SR)
WR1 - Willie McNeal (RS-JR)
WR2 - Rico Brown (JR)
WR3 - Boe Brand (JR)
TE - Mitchell Henry (JR)
LT - Cameron Clemmons (RS-SR)
LG - Luis Palanco (RS-SR)
C - Sean Conway (RS-SR)
RG - Forrest Lamp (RS-FR)
RT - Ed Hazelett (RS-SR)

LE - Calvin Washington (RS-SR)
DT - Ryan Harris (JR)
DT - Bryan Shorter (RS-SO)
RE - Gavin Rocker (RS-SO)
OLB - Xavius Boyd (SR)
MLB - Andrew Jackson (SR)
OLB - Bar'ee Boyd (SR)
CB - Arius Wright (SR)
CB - Tyree Robinson (SR)
FS - Johnathan Dowling (RS-JR)
SS - Kiante Young (RS-SR)

K - Garrett Schwettman (RS-SO)
P - Hendrix Brakerfield (RS-JR)

WKU basically returns it's core group of starters from the 10-3 conference championship winning team. The team is extremely experienced, deep, and talented for a Sun Belt level team. However the biggest losses was the loss of redshirt senior starter, Kawaun Jakes, at the quarterback position.

During camp talented redshirt freshman, and former 4* from UCF trasnfer, DeMarcus Smith and RS-JR Brandon Doughty battled for the starting job. After the conclusion of spring camp Bobby Petrino decided to roll the dice and go with Smith. Smith has a strong arm & his ability to make plays with his legs is what set him apart. If things go south look for Doughty to make an appearance. The only other brand new starter is RG, Forrest Lamp, he surprised the coaching staff during spring and fall work-outs.

Overall Coach Petrino is happy with his team and is ready to get the season underway.
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