WKU Opens Summer Practices Looking to Build on Last Season's Winning Record

Aug 7, 2012

All around the country, college football teams are holding their first summer practices for players this week--and WKU is no different. The Hilltoppers open their season September 1st against Austin Peay, but there are several questions to answer before the games begin.

Fans will be looking to see if anybody challenges senior Kawaun Jakes for the starting quarterback position. Head Coach Willie Taggart says nobody can assume their job is safe.

"I think Kawaun understands, and the other guys understand, too, that they have to keep their jobs. It's his job to keep. Other than that, those other guys have the license to take his job. And I think it's that way for every spot on the football team,” said Taggart.

This is Taggart's third season as WKU head coach. He's hoping to continue the momentum from last year, when the Hilltoppers finished 7-5 and ended what had been the longest losing streak of any football program in the nation.