Correction: W Kentucky Preview story

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 18, 2014 at 1:37 pm •  Published: August 18, 2014
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about Western Kentucky football, The Associated Press reported erroneously that quarterback Brandon Doughty threw 15 interceptions last season and that WKU coach Jeff Brohm was a quarterback at Louisville under Bobby Petrino. Doughty threw 14 interceptions last season and Brohm was the quarterbacks coach at Louisville under Petrino.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Brohm takes over for Petrino at Western Kentucky

Jeff Brohm follows coach Bobby Petrino at WKU, aiming to keep Hilltoppers competitive in C-USA

By ELLIOTT PRATT

Associated Press

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky first-year coach Jeff Brohm is "doing everything" he can to maintain continuity for a program entering its third straight season with a different coach.

Brohm was WKU's offensive coordinator last season under Bobby Petrino before his promotion after Petrino returned to Louisville in January. His challenge with the Hilltoppers as they enter Conference USA is succeeding where others have struggled — maintaining success the year following Petrino's exit.

In Petrino's lone season at WKU, the Hilltoppers finished 8-4 in their final year in the Sun Belt Conference but missed a bowl game for the second time in three years.

Brohm believes WKU has the tools to avoid a dropoff.

"Without question, when you follow a guy like him, it's a tough path to follow," Brohm said. "I understand and, trust me, we've tried to do everything. ... I feel like we're in good position right now."

If Brohm succeeds, it would be a first for Petrino's college successors.

Steve Kragthorpe followed Petrino at Louisville and went 6-6 in 2007 but was fired after going 15-21 in three years. John L. Smith took over on an interim basis at Arkansas after Petrino's dismissal in April 2012 and went 4-8; he was replaced by Brett Bielema.

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