BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky's third straight spring with a different coach has at least included some familiarity.
Rookie Hilltoppers coach Jeff Brohm hopes that knowledge of the team's personnel and his offensive expertise as the coordinator last season under Bobby Petrino help WKU follow up an 8-4 finish with its second bowl bid in three years.
Brohm replaced Petrino in January after Petrino returned to Louisville for a second stint as head coach. He retains a pass-oriented strategy as well as senior quarterback Brandon Doughty, continuity necessary for WKU's move from the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA.
The Hilltoppers' focus this spring has been finding a successor to all-purpose running back Antonio Andrews, something that Brohm hopes to achieve with Saturday's Red-White scrimmage.
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