By GARY B. GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Bobby Petrino has had success as a coach and expects to win in his first season with Western Kentucky.
Coming off their first bowl game, Hilltoppers players are just as eager to get to the next level with a coach very familiar with the postseason.
Petrino, 75-26 in eight seasons with a 4-3 bowl record, is back on the sideline after a 1-year absence following his dismissal by Arkansas for misleading officials about an off-field incident. He believes he has found the perfect place to restart at WKU, which went 7-6 and played in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
The Hilltoppers view Petrino as the right coach to move forward with after he took Louisville and Arkansas to BCS bowl games.
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