BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU wrapped up preparations for Saturday’s game at Florida Atlantic with an hour-plus workout on the grass practice fields adjacent to Houchens-Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium, but the biggest news of the day came when the Hilltoppers announced a three-game series with in-state foe Louisville, the alma mater of head coach Jeff Brohm.
“We couldn’t be happier,” Brohm said. “We’re extremely excited. I think it’s going to be tremendous for our university and for the state. As an alumnus and native Louisvillian, these are the types of games you like to play in. I think a lot of people will be interested in this. We’re thankful to the University of Louisville, Coach Petrino and (Athletic Director) Tom Jurich. They’ve done a great job elevating that program.”
While the third-year head coach was excited, to say the least, to add the Cardinals to the future schedule, his total focus remained on Florida Atlantic on Saturday.
“We’ve had a good week of practice. We have to continue to get better and work on the things that have hurt us in our losses,” Brohm added. “This is a team that is going to be hungry. They want to win. They’ve lost a lot of close games and have had two weeks to prepare for us. They will come in ready to play.”
Saturday’s game is set for a 2:30 p.m. CT kick off on the American Sports Network. Veteran broadcaster Mike Gleason and former NFL running back Doug Chapman will have the call. Locally in Bowling Green, WKU-PBS will air the game live with coverage also available in Louisville (WBNA), Lexington (WDKY), Paducah (WDKA) and Nashville (WNAB, WUXP).
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