WKU FOOTBALL | Sanford's First Topper Media Day In The Books

08/05/2017 11:43 PM

WKU Head Football Coach Mike Sanford Jr. was upbeat and pleased with his Hilltopper squad as they hosted Media Day 2017 on the Hill, his first as head coach.

In his opening statement, he had both good and bad news to deliver to fans:

Leon Allen played in 37 games for the Toppers, rushing for over 2,000 yards and 22 touchdowns until a devastating injury caused him to miss most of the 2015 season, and all of the 2016 season.

De’Andre Simmons started 12 games in 2016, finishing with 30 tackles (22 solo), one interception and nine pass breakups.

Sanford Jr. will be in his first season with the Tops, meaning for the players it will be their first season under a new scheme. For guys like quarterback Mike White, this is nothing new- it is the third Toppers head coach since 2017. Luckily for White, he explains that he has learning new offenses down to a science:

WKU wrapped up their 2016 campaign repeating as C-USA Champions and winning the Boca Raton Bowl. They kick off against Eastern Kentucky week one.


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