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Before Petrino takes over, WKU preparing for bowl

AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) - Interim coach Lance Guidry says it best: "There's a lot of stuff going on at Western Kentucky."

The Hilltoppers are preparing for their first bowl since joining college football's top tier in 2009. Since accepting a bid to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, Western Kentucky lost coach Willie Taggart and made a huge splash by hiring Bobby Petrino to replace him.

Guidry, who was the team's defensive coordinator, will coach the bowl game against Central Michigan. It's not the first time he's been asked to guide a team through the postseason on a temporary basis. Guidry was Miami of Ohio's interim coach for a win over Middle Tennessee in the 2011 Bowl.

Taggart left to take over the program at South Florida.

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