The New York Times has this story looking at WKU's hiring of Bobby Petrino as the school's next head football coach. The Times says Monday's hiring of Petrino began a discussion over whether "Western Kentucky had made a Faustian decision to trade its morality for the possibility of on-field success."
As WKU Public Radio reported Monday, athletic director Todd Stewart said Petrino was the number one name on the school's wish list when the head coaching job opened up.
The new head football coach at WKU was met with applause from a room packed with people Monday afternoon. When Bobby Petrino made his way to the podium alongside WKU athletic director Todd Stewart, he was instantly recognized by college football fans in the Bluegrass State and beyond.
Western Kentucky has named defensive coordinator Lance Guidry interim head football coach. The university made the announcement Saturday, a day after former coach Willie Taggart accepted the South Florida.
Guidry will assume his new duties immediately and will lead the Hilltoppers in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26 against Central Michigan.
Guidry has been in this position before. He led Miami (Ohio) to a victory in the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl as the Redhawks' interim head coach.