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.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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