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LANE | WKU Reportedly Close on New Football Hire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WKU football is closing in on a replacement for the departed Jeff Brohm and it could be a coach with an offensive pedigree and ties to the school.

Several outlets, citing a tweet from Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, are reporting that it will be Mike Sanford, Jr. as the next head coach on the Hill. A source at the University told our Rick Bozich that a deal was not done. Sanford is the son of Mike Sanford, Sr. who is the head coach at Indiana State and was an offensive coordinator at U of L under Charlie Strong.  Sanford, Jr. played quarterback at Boise State from 2000-2004 and his coaching career includes a stop at Western.

 After stints at UNLV, Stanford and Yale, Sanford was the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at WKU under Willie Taggart in 2010.  He then went back to Stanford for three years before becoming the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Boise State in 2014.  For the past two seasons, he's been the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Notre Dame. 

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